looked everywhere for a basic sweater, cardigan, shrug or camisole pattern that i can do. It would be my first. I have done hats and gloves and shawls and wraps and scarfs…and a purse or two.
I want to make a cardigan or shrug and some sweaters or shirts or camisoles. I like knitting with circular needles (just bought some knit picks wooden harmany interachanble needls (LOVE THEM)…)
I want to knit a sweater or camisole…in the round…something easy
i took the following measurements of myself
hip to pit
hip to top of shoulder
arm length from elbow to shoulder top
lenth from pit to shoulder
I know the number of inches i need to decress from hips to waist
and how much to increase from waist back up to bust.
I have determined the gauge of my yarn s 5 stitches per inch and 6 rows per inch
I like an A line fit from under bust to hip with some room for bust
i like a v neck line.
I am a hour glass kinda girl (with a bit more room for the sand to pass through…but still curvy)
I can do the following:
cast on, knit, purl, yarn over, k2tog, bind off, knit in the front and back
What I cant do is divide stiches for front and back
I know how to knit sleeves. Knitting in the round using DPNs I knitted two sleeves.
One inch of ribbing then stocking Knit stich until I reached the proper length to hit under arm then I continue binding off and decreasing (like you would the heel of a sock) until I get the proper lenth and width of the top of shoulder. I figure I can join these into a camisole type top that is knitted in the round up to arm pits. this would provide sleeves,
But everything I see knitting in the round tells me to divide stitches…but how do I do this? divide stiches,
i figure I can work into the round until i get to the part where i decrease for arm pit then I would decrees arm pit by binding of 3, the next row 2 then one then knit up to make arm hole…
same thing for v neck in the middle but bind of one, one, one one all the way up to shoulders.
so I would end up - I think- needing to divide stiches into four different groups… but how do I do that…do I just use four different sets of circular kneedles?
Can anyone picture what I am trying to do?
anyone know a nice free pattern thats easy to follow? I normally just knit or crochet = thus the name organic crocheter. Patterns make my eyes cross. But I want to make a cardigan, sweater etc…next step…what to do.