Aline Modular Cardigan ladies knitting pattern is released

Aline Modular Cardigan ladies knitting pattern is released

Introducing the Aline Modular Cardigan Pattern for Woolly Madly Deeply

I do love the Aline Modular Cardigan pattern – and like my other modular cardigan and adult fit garment patterns, it’s sized from small to plus-size with options to customize sleeve width, length etc.

Size:
Sml, Med, Lge, XL, 1XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL
Chest / Bust
inches:
32-34. 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62.
cm:
81-86, 92-97, 102-107, 112-117, 122-127, 133-137, 142-147, 153-158

I used some Debbie Bliss BFL Aran to knit my sample version of the Aline Modular Cardigan Pattern, but any heavy Worsted or Aran weight yarn should be fine as long you as you get the right tension/gauge.

The Aline Modular Cardigan Pattern is worked in garter stitch, with iCord edgings and some short row side panels (for the optional Aline shaping).   It’s an easy knit and I’ve included photos of the stages and a diagram showing the joins, pick up edges and direction of knitting for each section.  You can choose to have visible joins (on the outside of the fabric which look decorative), or hidden joins (worked on the WS of the fabric and which are hidden inside the garment).

Aline Modular Cardigan Pattern showing the back and first two front pieces with joins visible on the RS of the fabric for a decorative effect.

Aline Modular Cardigan Pattern showing the back and first two front pieces with joins visible on the RS of the fabric for a decorative effect.

As always I’d like to thank my incredible test knitters, they are:
Mirella, JHankie, CarleneRuns, CoonPrairie and GreatMinds and I hope you like their photos and Carlene’s modifications.

Carlene altered the side panels of her Aline Modular Cardigan pattern sample to be symmetrical, which worked well with her self striping yarn and adapted sizing to make the lower body slightly larger than the upper body.   It looks fabulous on her and I love the colours.   She also raised the neckline, I’ve added information on how you can do that if you too live in a cooler climate.

If you don’t know Carlene, give her a cheer on Facebook.  She’s been growing her hair very long and donated it recently to raise funds for her local Children’s Hospital, read more here.

 

 

 

Mirella in her Aline Modular Cardigan pattern sample

The gorgeous Mirella, modelling her sample knit of the Aline Modular Cardigan pattern in a cool green.

The gorgeous Mirella, modelling her sample knit of the Aline Modular Cardigan pattern in a cool green.

This particular cardigan was a labour of love, I had to think long and hard aout how best to use the decorative joins on the outside of the garment.  It took a while to write the descriptions for each of the joins and as I wrote each, I knitted each one again to make sure it was correct.

My testers of the Modular Aline Cardigan pattern have been amazing and I cannot thank them enough for their hard work, dedication and attention to detail.

Do I need to add the icord edge to the garment?

Yes, I think it’s important to finish it with the icord edging.  It’s the detail that takes it from a simple cardigan to a professionally finished piece.

It’s not hard to do.  I’ve included written instructions and links to various video tutorials which show how to knit an icord edge.

Do I need to add buttons to my Aline Modular Cardigan?

I added buttons to mine because I like to wear it fastened on cold days, but if you live in a warmer climate, then leave them off.  I don’t fasten mine as much these days, I’m in the realms of hot flushes/flashes and can go from comfortable to boiled in oil in seconds.  I’m sure some of you can relate 🙂

Can I add pockets to my garment?

I suggest adding Afterthought Pockets which are very easy to do.  There are a few methods, one using waste yarn.  The other to cut the fabric afterwards, pick up stitches and knit the pocket edgings.

 

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Indie Design Gift Along 2018 – Beginner Patterns Part 1 – Knit

Indie Design Gift Along 2018 – Beginner Patterns Part 1 – Knit

Beginner Patterns, Knit – Indie Design Gift Along 2018

I’m sorry I’ve not blogged for a few days, it’s a busy time of year for my day job and I’ve also been helping out with the Gift Along (as I do every year).     I’ll catch up a bit today with two posts crammed with goodies and ideas and a few discounts and offers I saw along the way.    I’ll also show you a super little gift I bought for myself and one for a very good friend and I think is awesome.   I’m not affiliated with the company and I don’t get commission, I just loved the product and wanted to share it.

Today I wanted to focus on some beginner patterns in the Indie Design Gift Along, a pattern where a total newbie can have a go and create a finished item pretty easily or where a more experienced knitter can learn a technique or skill that’s new to them.     Part 1 is Knit and Part 2 is crochet.

First Up is an offer I saw when browsing beginner patterns in the Giant Bundle of Gift Along Patterns.

If you buy this one and add the Bead Drop Scarf and the Garter Eyes Cowl to your cart at the same time, you’ll only pay for Ma Cherie.     I’m not on commission, I just thought it was a great deal for anyone wanting to try beads on a knitted project and learn a little bit of lace knitting while getting two patterns for free.

Indie Design Gift Along 2018 - Beginner Patterns Part 1 - Knit 1

Beginners Socks Tutorial Pattern

A good introduction to sock knitting using thicker yarn and larger needles to get you started and give an understanding of sock anatomy and all the common terms used in sock patterns.   Handknit socks are the best and you can learn quickly to customise for fit and comfort.
Indie Design Gift Along 2018 - Beginner Patterns Part 1 - Knit 2

torto beginner’s cowl

A lovely introduction to cables, working a piece flat and changing to working in the round, it’s soft, warm and super smooshy.     A really great starter pattern if you’ve never worked in the round before.   It’s not scary and it’ll open up a whole new world of knitting to you.
Indie Design Gift Along 2018 Beginner Knits Torto Cowl

Snowy Evening Boot Cuffs

Worked in the round, a little bit of simple embroidery for the stars but what a gorgeous pair of boot cuffs you’ll have at the end.
Indie Design Gift Along 2018 - Beginner Patterns Part 1 - Knit 3

Beginner’s Cabled Fingerless Mittens

by Lynette Meek

Indie Design Gift Along 2018 - Beginner Patterns Part 1 - Knit 4

Easy Ninja Socks

This one encourages you to make the teeny size, ideal for a Christmas decoration or on a key ring, a great intro to socks for everyone.

Indie Design Gift Along 2018 - Beginner Patterns Part 1 - Knit 5

Easy A

An easy, boxy sweater with some nice finishing touches, so you can learn icord finishing, afterthought pockets – all optional and have a sweater that’s a relaxing, fun knit.
Indie Design Gift Along 2018 - Beginner Patterns Part 1 - Knit 6

Mount Rainier Hat

A simple and classic hat, with ribbing, an easy introduction to shaping a hat and one that both you and your super fussy MAN will wear.
Indie Design Gift Along 2018 - Beginner Patterns Part 1 - Knit 7

Easy Crescent Shaped Shawl

There is a youtube video tutorial to go along with this beginner shawl pattern, absolutely brilliant for someone starting to knit and who wants to make a pretty shawl for themselves or a gift.
Indie Design Gift Along 2018 - Beginner Patterns Part 1 - Knit 8

Easy Looped Scarf

A great beginner pattern suitable for a range of yarn weights/thicknesses.
Indie Design Gift Along 2018 - Beginner Patterns Part 1 - Knit 9

Star Garland

The star starts as a pentagon worked in the round for the center. Then each of the five points is worked individually back and forth.
Indie Design Gift Along 2018 - Beginner Patterns Part 1 - Knit 10

Easy Tweedy Cowl

This simple cowl pattern can be knitted at virtually any gauge, with any yarn. The stitch pattern is an easy mix of knits and purls, nearly identical on right and wrong sides, which produces a textured fabric that is suitable for both men and women.      It is knitted in the round, in one piece with no seaming.

Indie Design Gift Along 2018 - Beginner Patterns Part 1 - Knit 11

Faberge Mittens

A cute slip stitch pattern creates a fabulous and complex looking mitten with beads, when actually it’s all simple techniques, well explained with a photo tutorial and you get to take all the credit for it 🙂
Indie Design Gift Along 2018 - Beginner Patterns Part 1 - Knit 12

Easy Two-Color Purse Pouch

Great little stash buster using tiny amounts of yarn and makes a great gift or stocking filler for kids.
Indie Design Gift Along 2018 - Beginner Patterns Part 1 - Knit 13

Checkerboard Scarflet

Simple knit and purl combination creates a great checkboard effect suitable for men and women.  A very easy knit and the chance to add some buttons from your vintage stash is an added bonus.
Indie Design Gift Along 2018 - Beginner Patterns Part 1 - Knit 14
Last of all, I wanted to show you this product, from Fobbles, it’s called Stash n’ Store and I’ve been sticking my scissors, tapestry needles, cable needles, crochet hooks and stitch markers in mine since it arrived.   I’ve never been so organised.    Bev is closed until the New Year, so this’d be an ideal New Year treat for yourself.
Indie Design Gift Along 2018 - Beginner Patterns Part 1 - Knit 15
Part 2 will be along later today with Beginner and New to You Crochet Patterns.

A Magnus for Maxwell

 

Wheatsheaf Aran Socks

A Magnus for Maxwell

A Magnus for Maxwell

I’m working on a Magnus for Maxwell my cousin’s little boy.   The pattern Magnus is by Jenny Wiebe.  I’m using some James C Brett Marble Chunky in grey.   I’ve picked a machine wash yarn as both my cousin and her husband work full time and what parent has time to hand wish little clothes?

The finished Magnus for Maxwell is a cute hooded cardigan and sized from newborn to 8 years.   I’m making the 2 yr size with longer arms and body because both of Max’s parents are tall, his Dad especially.

It features ribbing, a textured pattern and is worked top down, starting with the hood and so far, it’s been a really enjoyable and quick knit.   The texture pattern is charted and written and she explains how to incorporate that pattern and keep it correct as you increase for the raglans.

I’m just about at the end of the raglan increases and ready to separate sleeves from the body.   I’ll probably work the sleeves flat, because that’s faster for me and will add an extra couple of stitches for the seam.     I haven’t had a mooch through the button stash yet to find the perfect buttons or toggles but I’ll post photos when I choose.

This’ll be a Christmas gift and it’s good having a deadline to work to.   Edited to show finished item with some bright teal buttons.

A Magnus for Maxwell 16

 

Last Minute Magic Cowl by Tanja Luescher

Last Minute Magic Cowl by Tanja Luescher

The Gorgeous Last Minute Magic Cowl by Tanja Luescher

My lovely friend, Tanja Luescher, released a fabulous pattern today.  It’s for the Last Minute Magic Cowl, is made using bulky/chunky yarn and 5mm needles.   It’s a super quick knit for those of you making Christmas or Holiday Gifts.   Tanja used some Eco-alpaca but this would be lovely in any chunky/bulky yarn and will fly off your needles.

Last Minute Magic Cowl by Tanja Luescher

Last Minute Magic Cowl by Tanja Luescher

With the coupon code Magic, the Last Minute Magic Cowl by Tanja Luescher pattern is 75 % off for 7 users, 50 % off for 10 users, then 25 % off for everyone until November 4th, end of day

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