Cable Motifs for my Baby Sophisticate

Planning on doing the DNA Twist above the elbow of one sleeve, and the Crown above the wrist of the other sleeve.

I think it would be cool to do it in two colors.

crown cable chart (2) DNA Twist Cable Chart (2)

The charts have been optimized for printing out. They come out nicely clear on an 8 * 10 piece of paper. Prints out full size. Easy on the eyes.

I find the different cables confusing, so I’m going to highlight them in different colors. If that turns out to be helpful, I will upload my highlighted charts here as well.

Garter Stitch Button Band and Neckline

With RS of sweater facing you, start at bottom left.

PU stitches every 2 out of 3 rows.

Mark off the stitches at the neck corners with a safety pin. Purl those stitches. Every other row, M! on either side of the purled stitch.

After three ridges of garter stitch (6 rows), add a one row buttonhole:

Add another 3 rows of garter st. Cast off in purl.

Shawl collar with short rows:

Interweave Knits Coupon Code

Interweave Knits Store sent me a coupon code for 10% off any purchase, one use per customer.

I thought I’d share.


Coupon Code: TIME2SHOP10

There is no expiration date on the coupon code.

There are a number of good deals on the website right now, so check it out if you’re pattern hunting.

I’d particularly recommend it since it’s WAY cheaper than the same pattern on ravelry.

Straight to Circular Knitting Conversion: Leaf and Vine Stitch

Leaf Pattern (Flat) Vine Pattern (Flat)

Leaf Stitch (Circular Knitting Conversion):

R1: K
R2: yo, k1, yo
R3: k3
R4: k1, yo, k1, yo, k1
R5: k5
R6: k2, yo, k1, yo, k2
R7: k7
R8: k3, yo, k1, yo, k3
R9: k9
R10: ssk, k5, k2tog
R11: k7
R12: ssk, k3, k2tog
R13: k5
R14: ssk, k1, k2tog
R15: k3
R16: sl 1 st knitwise with yarn in back, k2tog, psso

All of the above count as 1 st. Mark it off with st markers. All odd rows are knit all. This pattern is great for when you need a subtle decorative increase, like waist shaping, or at the back shoulders, or the flares of a skirt.

Vine Stitch (Circular Knitting conversion):

Set up row: k and p in the same st
R1: k2
R2: k2
R3: knit second st on left needle then knit first stitch and THEN drop those two st off the left needle
R4: k2