Black Intensity

Good afternoon

I’m back with a new knitting pattern.

It’s Black Intensity, an oversized jumper I’ve had in my head for a long time.

The idea came about almost by chance, from the need to have a comfortable sweater that could be adapted to different occasions and was lightweight.

And then the pattern slowly took shape.

The middle part is softer, while the sleeves are tighter.

Tip: here, without altering the number of stitches, you can subtract stitches from the body and add them to the sleeves, so that you have a slightly tighter body and wider sleeves.

I used Lana Carezza del Panda in black and beige; 4.50 mm needle.

It is a pattern suitable for an intermediate level as two techniques are used: tubular work and jogless stripes.

Everything is explained in the pattern, as well as including a table with the drawing.

The size is M/L, but as I said before, it can be easily adapted.

You can find the pattern on Ravelry, Lovecrafts, Amazon.

ArtEC

5+1 Free Knitting Sites – Part 1 –

Good morning.

In this article I would like to introduce you to 5 sites (+ 1 bonus), among my favourites, where you can find free knitting patterns and resources.

# 1 Ravelry

Ravelry is definitely the first resource that comes to mind.

It’s a reference point for a knit and crochet workers, but not only.

With the advanced search you can find what you are looking for in no time.

Here you can find all my patterns.

# 2 Lovecrafts

Lovecrafts was born from the fusion of love knitting and love crochet.

The site is easy to read and well structured. You will certainly find the new project.

Here you can find some of my patterns

# 3 Yarnspirations

I have to say that I have often taken inspiration from patterns seen on this site and often followed them, with excellent results.

# 4 Favecrafts

This site is a goldmine! Not only about knitting, but also about other techniques, more or less known.

In addition to the patterns, there are also many tutorials that will show me step by step how to make … anything!

# 5 AllFreeKnitting

Here are the categories clearly visible on the home page. You will also find e-books and other useful materials.

Bonus – Purl Soho

I discovered this site almost by chance a couple of years ago. I fell in love with it immediately.

More than once I have found interesting points and patterns which I have reproduced. These are also really easy to follow and very clear.

And that is all for today. Let me know if you already know them or if you have other free resources to suggest.

ArtEC

My Comfiest Knit Cardigan

Welcome back

Today I want to introduce you to a knitted garment.

I had been circling this for a while and wanted to do something similar. Then when I read the pattern of My Comfiest Knit Cardigan.

This was what I was looking for.

I already knew I wanted it without the pockets (actually, pockets are always useful, but using it as a jacket I wouldn’t use them).

Therefore, compared to the original pattern, I eliminated the pockets and used two threads worked together: one black and one pink melange.

The result is a very light and soft cardigan.

I love the contrast between the two yarns I used.

Needless to say, when I wear it, everyone turns around and asks me where I bought it. 😉

For more photos, visit my Ravelry.

ArtEC

Cancun Boxy Lace Top – Knitting Pattern

Let me introduce you to Cancun, a soft and lacy knitted top, easy to work up even for beginners!

 

It’s freely inspired on Cancun boxy lace top by Erin Kate Archer with some slight alterations to my likings.

Presenting you with it gives me the occasion to show you another side to being a good designer: being able to recognize beauty when and where we see it and being able to credit for it accordingly,

This ability is a great skill nowadays and allows a designer to be inspired by everything without the need for a war for supremacy. Also recognizing someone else did a good job in designing something allow us to bond one another and form long lasting and mutually enriching friendships.

But now to the fun stuff, you surely want to know what I did differently from the original pattern… Below you can find my version. No PDF this time, you will need to read further if you are curious…

My version:

3.75 mm needles

cotton light Drops, colour 31: 5 skeins

 

Finished size : 68 x 40 cm

 

Body (make two) :

cast on 98 stitches, work in garter for 6 rows

 

Eyelet stitch — multiple of 3 + 2

row 1: knit

row 2: purl

row 3: k2, *yo, k2tog, k1; rep from * to end

row 4: purl

Knit for 4 rows

 

Solid mesh stitch — multiple of 3+5 stitches

row 1: knit

row 2 & all even rows: purl

row 3 (right side): knit 2, *yarn over, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2, psso*, repeat from *, k3

row 5 (right side): knit 1, *yarn over, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches and pass slipped

stitch over them* knit 1

row 6 (right side): purl

Knit for 4 rows

 

Netting stitch — multiple of 2

row 1: k1, *yo, k2tog; rep from *to last st, k1. repeat this row 8 total times.

Knit for 4 rows

 

Solid mesh stitch — multiple of 3+5 stitches

row 1: knit

row 2 & all even rows: purl

row 3 (right side): knit 2, *yarn over, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2, psso*, repeat from *, k3

row 5 (right side): knit 1, *yarn over, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches and pass slipped

stitch over them* knit 1

row 6 (right side): purl

Knit for 4 rows

 

Eyelet stitch — multiple of 3 + 2

row 1: knit

row 2: purl

row 3: k2, *yo, k2tog, k1; rep from * to end

row 4: purl

Knit for 4 rows

 

Solid mesh stitch — multiple of 3+5 stitches

row 1: knit

row 2 & all even rows: purl

row 3 (right side): knit 2, *yarn over, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2, psso*, repeat from *, k3

row 5 (right side): knit 1, *yarn over, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches and pass slipped

stitch over them* knit 1

row 6 (right side): purl

Knit for 4 rows

 

Netting stitch — multiple of 2

row 1: k1, *yo, k2tog; rep from *to last st, k1. repeat this row 8 total times.

Knit for 4 rows

 

Solid mesh stitch — multiple of 3+5 stitches

row 1: knit

row 2 & all even rows: purl

row 3 (right side): knit 2, *yarn over, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2, psso*, repeat from *, k3

row 5 (right side): knit 1, *yarn over, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches and pass slipped

stitch over them* knit 1

row 6 (right side): purl

Knit for 4 rows

 

Eyelet stitch — multiple of 3 + 2

row 1: knit

row 2: purl

row 3: k2, *yo, k2tog, k1; rep from * to end

row 4: purl

Knit for 4 rows

 

Classic bind off.

 

Seaming :

sew the shoulder and the side

 

 

BTW, remember to share with me the tweaks and amendments you get to apply to my patterns, I will include them on Ravelry.

 

ArtEC

 

Deep V Sweater

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Nice Monday to everyone.

I go back in time. This is a pattern that I created a few years ago, but at first it did not convince me much.

Taking pictures instead I realized that it came exactly as I wanted.

I used an unusual yarn and that does not make the execution simple, but the color and texture are the two factors that have made my choice fall.

Bomull-lin by Drops and a 3.50 mm crochet hook. Ah and a lot of patience!

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Size: S/M, but you can add stitches and make it bigger.

It was one of the first crochet sweaters. Now you know how far I have come. If you follow me on Instagram you will have certainly noticed that for some months I have learned to work with circular irons. And obviously the sweaters are raining!

So at this point find the pattern on my Ravelry.

 

ArtEC