Today’s blog post is all about the Canted Pullover, another of my designs from my feature in Knitscene Fall 2015.
I was knitting this pullover last fall when I went to Maine to visit Swans Island! One of the best parts of my job with Stitchcraft Marketing is being able to work with such amazing companies, and it was really wonderful to see where the beautiful yarn I was working with had been dyed. I used Swans Island Organic Washable Wool DK in this design, a lovely wool yarn that’s machine washable without the harsh chemical process of superwash.
You might have noticed I have a love for asymmetry, it started with the Rockfall Sweater in Knitscene Spring 2013, then came up again in the Seven Sisters Pullover in Interweave Knits Fall 2013, then there was two colored asymmetry in the Rietveld Sweater from Knitscene Spring 2014 and the Helium Sweater in Knitscene Summer 2014. What can I say, I know what I like!
The bottom pieces are knit first, flat, and then stitches are picked up along the edges of those first two pieces and the rest of the body is knit in one piece to the shoulders (of course the fronts and back are divided). Then stitches are picked up around the armholes and the sleeves are worked seamlessly, the sleeve caps shaped with short rows.
I’d come up with this sketch and design idea probably over a year ago. I’d submitted it somewhere else but it just hadn’t fit into what they were looking for. I wasn’t discouraged though, I loved the design and knew I just needed to find the right home for it!
I’m so glad that Amy Palmer liked this design, too! I’m thrilled with how the finished sweater turned out, and glad to finally see it come to life, and out into the world!