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A Little Something

Jun 11, 2014

Even though summer temperatures climb to the 90s here in Spokane, sometimes in the evening a little wrap is needed.

Not too much, just a short-sleeved vest or a light-weight cardigan. And there's always something in knit.wear that fits the bill perfectly. Here are a couple of perfectly light wraps; little somethings.

Welted Peerie Shawl by Faina Goberstein, from knit.wear Spring 2013

Geometric triangles and traditional Orenburg-style construction combine for a simple,
striking shawl with modern texture and movement. The shawl begins at the center back neck, and four stitches are increased every right-side row to
form the sides and lower edge. The yarn used is a luxurious cashmere/nylon blend,
which just ads to the beauty of this knitted shawl.

Crimped Cardigan by Sarah Wilson, from knit.wear Spring 2012

Subtle A-line shaping and a plush welted edge give a simple top-down cardigan quiet,
surprising interest. Full facings under the welting provide structure and stability.
A cotton-Bamboo blend yarn adds to the drape of this unique, stylish knit cardigan.
This is a fun little knit that will be come one of your wardrobe staples.

Get our special knit.wear Collection—which includes all of the issues from 2011 through 2013—and and cast on a little something for yourself to wear this summer.


P.S. Do you have a little something on your needles? Leave a comment and tell us about it!

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DUCKY711 wrote
on Jun 19, 2014 10:41 AM

Floozette aka Chris,

So glad you revisited this page to find our responses.  I am guessing 2catndog4 was talking about the 'Crimped Cardigan.'  The page I see has the cardigan and shawl only.  I didn't think you would be asking about size changes for a shawl as this one is so straight forward.

With regards to changing 'knit' patterns, think of it as creating fabric with a shape as opposed to fabric where it is cut to shape.  

I am dead serious about using patterns to help simplify the process of changing a knit pattern.  Sure, you can do all the math required to change a pattern, but I find most knitters are overwhelmed with it as it is intense and can be very confusing.

Save my email address and don't be shy to use it if you need some help.

In the meantime... HAPPY KNITTING


floozette wrote
on Jun 15, 2014 11:33 PM

Thank you MJ and 2catndog4 for your helpful comments.  I have copied them into my knitting folder for reference when I start to make something.  

I guess you are referring to the pattern for the crimped cardigan shown in this blog when you say the instructions are written for Size 28½ (32, 37½, 39, 43½, 47) inch bust?

I am very grateful that you took the time and trouble to do this.


DUCKY711 wrote
on Jun 15, 2014 2:05 PM


I hope you come back to this page to find this.

There is a wealth of information to be found on the Craft Yarn Coucil site:

For Women's measurements go to:

To change the size of a pattern, divide what you need to add to make it fit by four (4). Two parts will go over each bust point, and the other two parts will go over your shoulder blades.  If the increase is very significant, make certain to check how the increase affects the width of the 'cross back' (shoulder tip to shoulder tip) measurement so the shoulders don't finish too wide.

In the Crimped Cardigan, it appears as though the addition to the front would sit against the 'crimped' band.  This would make the change simple to do as you wouldn't have to change anything about the 'crimped' detail itself.

If you sew garments, you can use a pattern to help you with the sizing of your knitwear.

I hope you find this information helpful.  If you would like more info, please feel free to contact me at Ducky_711 at Yahoo dot com.



2catndog4 wrote
on Jun 14, 2014 2:36 PM

to floozette: the sizes this pattern is written for are:

Size 28½ (32, 37½, 39, 43½, 47) inch bust

Not sure if this helps, but I thought I'd share what I know  ;-)

floozette wrote
on Jun 13, 2014 11:11 PM

This is more by way of a question than a comment and I would really appreciate an answer please.  I do very much like many of the patterns you show but as I am a large size I wonder whether I would be catered for.  If I am doing something simple I can change the number of stitches/rows etc but if it is a complicated pattern I am not so sure of my abilities and of course it is those patterns I like best.  

So, can you please tell whether the patterns include plus sizes and if so how large or alternatively how one goes about altering a complex pattern.

Thank you