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Cutout Lace Sweater


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Top down sweaters have their advantages.  One advantage is that there are usually fewer seams, if any.  Another is that they work really well with A-line sweaters.  They also can show off certain stitch patterns better when starting at the top of the garment.

Then there are the sleeves; like a more fitted sleeve?  Hate setting in sleeves?  Top-down sleeves are usually easier.  Add cut outs in the sleeve cap and a saddle shoulder and it’s a cinch.

In this sweater, the saddles are worked first and continue down to the underarm in a strip.  Stitches are picked up at the underarm, some stitches are cast on, and the strap stitches are worked in the round to form the sleeve below the underarm.  Super easy, and lots of fun.

The lace pattern involves twisted stitches and add flare and therefore the A-line shaping is without increases.

Available at  http://www.ravelry.com/designers/margie-mitchell   and http://knittingvirtuoso.com


Cardigan is best of both worlds

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V-Lace Cardi combines the ease of bottom up construction and in the round ease with a newer technique for working set-in sleeves.  Sleeves are worked in the round from the top down and feature short rows where the wrap and turn is not picked up, but rather a design element of the sleeves.  A-line construction and one-button closure adds to the flattering look of the piece.  Cardigan is made using Berocco Maya.

available at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/margie-mitchell

Triple Cross Aran Pullover


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Here is my lastest sweater design.  Slimming with the long welt of twisted rib and simple cables that work into the triple cross cables just above the waist.  Twisted rib and cables add a lot of textural interest without looking bulky. 

Available at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/margie-mitchell


Top Down A-Line Sweater

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The Twists and Diamonds Pullover is available in Small – 3X and is worked from the top down with sleeves worked separately and set in.

The fun with this design is the square neck that allows the cables to be set in such a way that no additional edging is needed.  Once the sweater in knit, simply sew the sleeve seam and set it in.  That’s it.

Available at  http://www.ravelry.com/designers/margie-mitchell

T-Sleeve Aran Cardigan

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My newest design is an Aran cardigan which is worked from cuff to cuff with lapels and back collar worked with the yoke.

After the fun with the  sleeves and yoke portion are worked, it’s smooth sailing with stockinette stitch and bands that are worked with the body of the sweater.  Even the buttonholes in the yoke are worked with the sweater.

This minmal finish sweater needs only to have the sleeves sewn before starting the body from below the underarms as well as some blocking and weaving of yarn tails.

This a fun and cozy sweater .

Available at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/margie-mitchell



Parasol Lace Tunic/Dress

Time to think about that perfect little winter top for your little one.  This little tunic, which can also be a short dress, is sized for 3, 6, 12, 18 months and features a parasol lace hem from Barbara G. Walker.  Charted and written for row by row directions, this is  fun stitch.  The twisted stitch bodice and Henley neck add comfort of this garment.

Reading lace charts can be challenging for some, but with the help of row by row instructions, this will  help you learn to read these more involved charts.  The lace pattern is really quite intuitive and then the rest of the pattern is a breeze.

Pattern is available at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/margie-mitchell  as well as on Craftsy and Paternfish.