Customizing Pullover and Cardigan Knitting Patterns from Interweave Knits

A Winter Knitting Gallery Presented by Knitting Daily

The time for winter knitting has arrived. Whether you prepare for the coming chill during the warmer seasons or prefer knitting during the winter season, there is something truly cozy about working up a wintry design.

The winter knitting gallery is a fun way to see how knitters just like you work through knitting patterns for cardigans and pullovers to create the perfect fit. Included in this year's gallery are two delightful patterns from the winter 2011 issue of Interweave Knits: the Livingstone Cardigan by Amy Miller and Leif Slipover by Adrienne Larsen.

Join Knitting Daily editor Kathleen Cubley and a few of her knitterly friends for a lesson in adapting and personalizing these two winter knitting patterns. Sit back and enjoy a look at these two beautiful designs and learn how to knit pullover and cardigan patterns with custom fit. View the Interweave Knits Winter Gallery and let the customization begin!

Get tips on adapting these knitting patterns for cardigans and pullovers to fit your unique shape and style..
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This year's gallery includes a look at adapting these two Interweave Knits patterns: the Livingstone Knit Cardigan Pattern and Leif Knitted Pullover.

In this gallery we join four knitters for an adventure in customizing winter knitting patterns to fit the shape and personality of each individual. Working through common issues and questions, each knitter provides an account of their triumphs and trials, and what they learned along the way about the knit pullover or cardigan pattern selected. Learn how to customize and personalize your knit pullover and cardigan patterns with helpful tips and direction in the Interweave Knits Winter Gallery. View the gallery to find the perfect fit for you.

Enjoy the winter galleries section of Knitting Daily and get your
needles ready for some sumptuous knitted pullover and cardigan patterns!

 

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The Livingstone Cardigan, a cardigan knitting pattern with sleek cables and luxurious texture. See how two of our knitters customized this knit cardigan pattern.

Interweave Knits Winter 2011 Pattern #1

Livingstone Cardigan by Amy Miller
Type of Knitting Pattern: Cardigan

Lush cable panels and dramatic ribbing give this cardigan knitting pattern its lavish texture and sleek fit. A generous shawl collar and chunky toggles make this the perfect knit cardigan pattern for chilly nights and blustery days. Worked up in Baby Alpaca and featuring a detailed cable design, toggle buttons, and loop closures, this was an easy choice for our knitters. See what else they had to say about the cardigan knitting pattern when you view the gallery at Knitting Daily!

This pullover knitting pattern has flattering shape and visually interesting cables, a perfect knit pullover to work on customizing!

Interweave Knits Winter 2011 Pattern #2

Leif Slipover by Adrienne Larsen
Type of Knitting Pattern: Pullover

A flattering hourglass shape and deeply etched cable texture keep this knit pullover flattering and visually rich. A shaped hood grows up and out of the body's sinuous cables, but can be omitted and replaced with a garter-stitched edge instead to finish the neckline of the pullover knitting pattern. Our knitters found that the knitted pullover worked up quickly and that the yarn showed fantastic stitch definition in the final piece. Get even more helpful tips from these knitters on customizing the pullover knitting pattern when you view the gallery today.


Check out the Interweave Knits Winter Knitting Gallery on Customizing Pullover and Cardigan Knitting Patterns

The winter gallery offers a whole new way to look at some of our favorite knit pullover and cardigan patterns from Interweave Knits. With beautiful images of each customized knitted pullover and cardigan, this gallery with not only help you to visualize what each design looks like on different body types, but will help guide your own approach to modifying pullover and cardigan knitting patterns.

Take a look at each scrumptious slipover and cardigan knitting pattern on every day women, and learn how to alter your favorites before you pick up your needles and yarn. Whether you decided to start knitting one of these patterns or venture forth to another design, you are sure to find valuable tips for knitting cardigan, sweater, and pullover patterns to take along with you. Explore the possibilities today when you view the gallery from Interweave Knits Winter 2011.

 

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Get tips on adapting these knitting patterns for cardigans and pullovers to fit your unique shape and style..

Strategies for knitting the perfect fit for you:

Begin by reading through the entire cardigan, sweater, or pullover knitting pattern so you get a sense of the design. See how the garment is constructed, study any charts provided, and visualize how each individual piece of the pullover/cardigan knitting pattern will fit. By studying the pattern closely you can begin to recognize the key areas of fit that you will want to customize to your unique shape.

Next, have a friend measure across the back of your shoulders; compare this to the schematic. If you pick a size where measurements are too wide, the knitted pullover or cardigan will not fit securely; too narrow a measurement and the top will be too tight, thus taking away the beauty of the pattern. Then, compare your bust measurement to the finished bust measurements and add the necessary positive or negative ease. Find the size in the pattern that most closely matches both the shoulder width and your bust measurement. Now you are on your way to knitting cardigan and pullover designs to fit you perfectly. View the gallery today to see these tips in action with the help of our four knitters!


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Learn how four knitters adapted two winter knitting patterns when you view the gallery at Knitting Daily.

Enjoy a look at how different knitters took these beautiful winter knitting patterns and adjusted them to fit.

Visit the Interweave Knits Winter Galleries
& Enjoy Knitting Cardigan and Pullover Designs that Fit!

Join the fun and visit the Interweave Knits Winter Gallery today. By seeing examples of each design on different body types, you'll be able to easily see how to knit the custom fit you've be looking for. Enjoy!

 

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