I think it’s interesting how different designers approach their work – some like to refine and think through every aspect before they start creating with their hands.Others seem to get the general idea formed, then jump right in and let themselves be surprised by the discoveries they make. BI: I almost always have the majority planned out before I start knitting, but there’s often-times a lot of tumbling the idea around in my brain before anything is settled.Once those increases are complete, you pick up and knit along the raglan line at the front edges, and those stitches become the fronts.
Let’s jump right in – you are obviously interested in exploring non-traditional construction methods in your designs, and Svalbard is no exception.
Can you give our readers a summary of how this garment is created from a construction standpoint? Svalbard technically works like a normal top-down raglan cardigan, with a slight tweak: the fronts are removed at the start.
I love those little couture moments in knitting, where a lace pattern flows directly from the ribbing, or the decreases at the crown of a hat flow seamlessly from the cables in the body.
I’ve had a LOT of fun exploring this synchronicity in terms of increases and decreases in my design work, especially in pieces like , I had originally planned to work the back with typical raglan shaping and have a small decorative increase motif in the center, but when I figured out I could build the increases needed into that decorative panel, all bets were off.
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