August 2, 2011

contiguous study

Pattern: SusieM's Contiguous Method for the shoulder seams and sleeve caps, then the rest was from my head
Yarn: Madelinetosh Sock Yarn, 3 skeins in colour 'kelp'

I love top-down construction for sweaters, so I wanted to try out this method for establishing the shoulder seams and sleeve caps. It differed quite a bit from other methods I'd tried...I kept thinking of it as sort of an amalgamation between a raglan and set in sleeve method. You work along a single line of back of neck stitches, increasing on both ends to form the front and back shoulders, then increasing again to make the sleeve caps.

From there I just stayed simple, making 3/4 sleeves and easy stockinette with some garter trim. Nice loose gauge in fingering weight yarn in an absolutely fabulous deep teal colour. Great summer knitting.


  1. Beautiful! And you can't go wrong with teal, such a good colour!

  2. I think I would like to try this technique, it looks neat. I love madelinetosh yarn and your sweater is lovely.

  3. I love the color also. The simpleness of the sweater makes it that much more awesome. Simple is sometimes best. :)

  4. Beautiful!! But I wouldn't expect anything less of something you created and knit!!