Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Paprika



I have fallen in love with the contiguous set in sleeve method that was developed by Susie Myers. I can envision so many designs, but can only work on a few at the time.

I have used this method to create my last design, Paprika, for my "Spice Girls" ebook.

Spice Girls ebook is a collection of cardigans designed for everyday wear, and as a part of the Spice Collection, Paprika brings a little unique spice all of its own.

Paprika features some simple cables that look intricate but are very easy to execute, a hood, and interesting closures. It is completely seamless; it is knit from top down and requires very minimal finishing. Paprika is worked flat apart from 2 rows to finish the sleeves.

Contiguous set-in sleeves technique allows shoulder shaping and creating set-in sleeves without using short rows. Sleeves are worked at the same time as the rest of the vest.

 Written instructions are very detailed (32 pages!), and are broken into a few size groups. Please read the pattern, and to save ink and paper print only what you need for your size.

Paprika is available in a wide range of sizes: 6 months - 14 year old. Here is detailed info on sizes and yardage needed.
Size
Chest Measurement
Armhole Depth
Yardage (yds/m)
cm
inches
cm
inches
m
yds
6m
43.5
17
9
3.5
284
310
9m
46
18
9.5
3.75
302
330
12m
48.5
19
9.5
3.75
338
370
18m
50.5
20
10.5
4
366
400
24m
53
21
11
4.25
421
460
3T
56
22
11.5
4.5
475
520
4T
58.5
23
12
4.75
521
570
5T
61
24
12
4.75
549
600
6-7
63.5
25
13
5
594
650
8-9
66
26
14
5.5
640
700
9-10
68.5
27
15.5
6
777
850
10-12
73.5
29
16
6.25
887
970
12-14
76
30
17.5
6.75
1006
1100

Suggested Yarns:
(80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 211 m/231yds in 100 g/3.53 oz)
(100% merino; 211 m/231 yds in 100 g/3.53 oz)
(100% merino; 229 m/250 yds in 115 g/4.06 oz) 
Traveller by Verdant Gryphon
(100% merino; 256 m/280 yds in 113 g/3.99 oz)
 Sample shown in Nepal colorway
Tosh DK by Madelinetosh
(100% merino; 206 m/225 yds per skein)

Notions:
3.5 mm/US #4 circular needles (30 or 40 cm, 100 cm);
3.5 mm/US #4 double pointed needles (optional);
4 mm/US #6 circular needles (30 or 40 cm, 60 or 80 cm) or size to obtain gauge;
4 movable stitch markers to mark shoulder/sleeve areas;
Cable needle;
Tapestry needle;
2-3 sets of buttons (clasp, frog, or regular buttons);
Waste yarn/stitch holders.

Purchasing:
Purchases are made via paypal.
Patterns are sent via email.
You will receive a link to a downloadable pdf file.

Individual pattern is $7.00 CAD

Ebook is  $18.00 CAD

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I really like the color!

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  2. You saved the best till last in your spice girls collection. Love so much!!! I hope to join your KAL :)

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