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Topic: Anyone found the Skacel sweater pattern in IK?  (Read 14582 times)
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« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2005 03:34:10 PM »

I have never started (or joined!) a KAL, but I am so happy to see that people loved the sweater, too....(finding this pattern became quite an obsession last week, as you can all see...)
I posted in the KAL section and see what real interest there is, but I dont know how to make a blog for it, etc.  If someone else wants to take over/help w/ the technical stuff, I say lets do it.
I think b/c the pattern is a bit wonky and has no schematic/other sizes, etc, it would be perfect for a KAL. no sense in going to the trouble to GET the pattern and then not be able to make it!!

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« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2005 06:12:53 PM »

I'd like to give this sweater a try. Would someone be a sweetie and email it to me, please. My blog info email is posted below. Thanks!
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« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2005 11:21:50 PM »

thanks for the info guys, I emailed skacel yesterday (email adress given above somewhere) and they emailed me the pattern back within the day ! Yay !! Grin

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« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2005 12:45:14 AM »


I emailed for it 2 days ago and have had no reply. How did you specifically describe the pattern? Or maybe a generous soul would just email me a copy as well? thanks!!

« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2005 05:55:30 AM »


I got it yesterday and forwarded it to you just now.
« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2005 06:01:32 AM »

Thanks lanyu.

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« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2005 06:07:21 AM »

Hi all, my pattern came first as pdf but couldn't open it for some odd reason, so they sent a .doc file.  Later I got into the pdf, and neither one had a schematic, which with a sweater designed the way this one is, should be a crucial element.  I don't know about the rest of you, but for financial reasons I would have to sub the yarn, and have no ideas on that b/c the ombre effect seems to be part of the pattern's design.  A KAL for this would be so great but I need to wait until after the first of Jan.  But it is SUCH a cool looking sweater!  The bust measurement isn't a problem and I'm tall (5'11") but looking at the picture it seems quite long enough in the body.  I'm sure we'll all need to tweak this baby, tho', since it's a OSFA.

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« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2005 07:27:43 AM »

I posted a page in the KAL section and 1 person has replied to say not until after x-mas, and one is definately in....Does someone know how to post a better photo of the sweater on the KAL page, maybe to intice some more people? And I was thinking about just pasting the pattern HERE so EVERYONE has it.....so here you go!!!

Size and Measurements

Bust:   35”   
Length:   22”   

“EXCELLENT Mouline”  x 10 balls  (54yds/ ball)
Color #814

Two Circular needles (32”) Size US#15 (10mm)
One Pair Double Pointed needles (dpn) Size US10.5 or US #11 (7mm)

9 sts / 13 rows = 4”/10cm on larger needles over St st.

Front and Back are worked in the round starting with double pointed needles and beginning in the center.
All increases are made at approximately the same place.
Sleeves are extra long with “flared” shaping at bottom.

M1 = inc 1 st by working horizontal bar between last worked st and next st.
Inc = increase
RS = right side row (knit)
WS = wrong side row (purl)
BO = bind off
sl2tog-K1-psso = slip 2 knitwise, K1, pass 2 slipped sts over knit st
K2T = knit two together
SKP = slip one knitwise, K1, pass slipped st over
St st = stockinette stitch


Front and Back:

With dpn, cast on 8 sts and divide evenly over 4 needles (2 sts on each needle). Join and place marker for beg of rnd.

Row 1:    work even
Row 2:    M1 after each st = 16 sts.
Row 3:    work even
Row 4 - 10:   Inc 2 sts on each needle every 2nd rnd, 4    times =  48 sts. (12 sts on each needle).
Row 11-12:    work even
Row 13:    M1 after every 4th st = 60 sts (15 sts on each needle).
Row 14-15:    Change to one circular needle. Work Rows 14 and 15 even.
Row 16:   M1 inc after every 5th  st = 72 sts
Row 17 – 18:    work even
Row 19:    M1 after every 6th st = 84 sts
Row 20 – 21:    work even
Row 22:    M1 after every 7th st = 96 sts
Row 23 –24:    work even
Row 25:    M1 after every 8th st = 108 sts
Row 26 – 27:    work even
Row 28:    M1 after every 9th st = 120 sts
Row 29 – 30:    work even
Row 31:    M1 after every 10th st = 132 sts
Row 32:   Sl 4 sts purlwise, bind off 14 sts loosely, k52, BO 14sts loosely, k52.
There is now a “top” and “bottom” section to the circle. 52sts each. Both sections will be worked separately on two circular needles.

Row 33: (WS)   BO 2 sts, P50
Row 34:   BO 2 sts, K13   * M1, K11 * twice, M1,    K13 = 51 sts
Row 35:   BO 2 sts, P49
Row 36:   BO 2 sts, K47
Row 37:   BO 2 sts, P9, M1purlwise, P8, BO    center    9 sts, P7, M1purlwise, P12 = 39sts

Bottom Section now divides into two sides. Left and Right.  Work each row through both sides simultaneously.
Row 38:    BO 2 sts, K18.  BO 5 sts, K13 = 31 sts
Row 39:   BO 5 sts, P13, join new yarn and BO 2 sts, P11 = 24 sts
Row 40:   BO 2 sts, K11 (continue across row) BO 3 sts, K8 = 19 sts
Row 41:   BO 3 sts, P8 (continue across row)
   BO 2 sts, P6 = 14 sts
Row 42:   BO 2 sts, K6 (continue across row)
   BO 3 sts, K3 = 9 sts
Row 43:   BO 3 sts, P3 (continue across row) P3 = 6 sts
Row 44:         BO remaining 3 sts (continue across row), BO remaining 3 sts.

TOP SECTION Join new yarn and work Top Section as follows:
Row 33:         (WS) BO 3 sts, P49
Row 34:   BO 3 sts, K12, * M1, K1 * twice, M1, K12
Row 35:   BO 3 sts, P46
Row 36:   BO 3 sts, K43
Row 37:    P43
Row 38:   BO remaining 43 sts.


With circular needle, cast on 32 sts and work back and forth in St st. Dec 3 sts evenly across row every 10th row, twice = 26 sts. Then inc 1 st at the beg and end of every 10th row 3 times = 32 sts. Work even until piece meas approx 18-_ in (47cm) from beg. (60 rows)
Ragland cap shaping:

Row 61:   K4, sl2tog-K1-psso, K18, sl2tog-K1-psso, K4 = 28 sts
Row 62:   purl
Row 63:   K4, K2T, K16, SKP = 26 sts
Row 64:   purl
Row 65:      K4, sl2tog-K1-psso, K12, sl2tog-K1-psso, K4 = 22 sts

Row 66 – 78:   Work in St st
Row 79:   K8, SKP, K2, K2T, K8 = 20 sts
Row 80 – 84:   Work in St st
Row 85:   K8, SKP, K2T, K8 = 18 sts
Row 86 – 90:   Work in St st
Row 91:   Place remaining 18 sts on holder. (Piece should meas approx 28” from beg.)



Set in sleeves above marker (see arrow on schematic). Sew side and sleeve seams.

With circular needle, pick up 14 sts along front and back and work 18 sts from each sleeve = 64 sts. Join and work in St st, decreasing 4 sts evenly across 1st rnd = 60 sts. When collar measures 2in (5cm), dec 8 sts evenly around = 52 sts. Work 2in (5cm) more, then bind off all sts loosely.

wear with pride!!!

Do most people think after Christams for a KAL? or we can start one now (I have almost 1 sleeve done) and see where it goes....I will also go to my LYS tomorrow and see if I can think up some substitutes.  What do people think about a blog vs. a KAL on craftster? I like on KAL blogs being able to look at the "subjects:" of each topic posted, especially if a few are oging to start later....we can have a Yarn substitution section, etc....but I don't know where to begin in starting one. I will do it, but I need help!

And yogaknitty, I am holding 2 yarns together (inexpensive Elann Peruvian wool and a recycled yarn) and it creates basically the same effect as the yarn used.  it is heathery, etc. You could easily get 2 or 3 different colors of wool of the andes from knitpicks -- a dk. brown and the "natural" -- 220 yds. for $2.99 for the natural and $1.79 for 100 yds for the colors....you may need 3 strands to make gauge, but the pattern only calls for 540 yds, would still put you at about $30.....I am holding 2 strands of worsted and my gauge is too small, but I am going to fudge it a bit...

Some yarn sub ideas:
Elann: (selling Schoeller Stahl Volare Mouliné right now for $3.98 a ball!!!) - get it while you can...
KnitPicks:  SuriDream 143 yds. for $3.99, or 3 sk. of wool of the andes held togther

more ideas?


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« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2005 07:40:39 AM »

Just as an extra to this info, if anyone has access to Sirdar yarns for a good price, Denim Ultra is ok to sub for the same gauge (and has the same kind of tweedy effect).  And it has twice as many yards per ball, and is quite reasonably priced for that too Smiley  At least in the UK...

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« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2005 10:54:38 AM »

Thanks for the pattern. I also have to vote for after Christmas.  Either a blogger or craftster KAL is fine with me.
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