Before attempting this tutorial you should be a fairly accomplished knitter. I’m going to assume you can knit and purl, work an lifted increase and read your knitting. This technique is just that, a technique, like raglan or contiguous or set in sleeves. It’s not a pattern. This is not a proprietary process. You are free to use it however you choose, in any sweater, create any pattern. This is an open source technique. If you have something to add to it, please do. If you have a great idea for a pattern, create it and sell it to anyone interested. The more we share, the more we collaborate, the better the result will be.
This is a test knit to show you how the shoulder is knit and you will most likely frog it so select a yarn/needle combo you like in a yarn that frogs easily. If you’re feeling intrepid and want to work this in fingering, go for it! The choice is entirely yours to make. Because the project we’re working uses formulas to calculate stitches, rows and turns, use any yarn/needle combination you like. Anything from super bulky to lace weight in any sized needle, it’s entirely up to you, though the heavier the yarn the faster the project will go.
Even if you aren’t knitting a sweater for yourself right off, you will need to knit a test swatch. The calculations require row and stitch gauge.
You will need:
- A handful of stitch markers
- A few locking stitch markers
- Swatch for stitch and row count
- One plus skeins of yarn (my worsted and dk tests used about 1-1/3 skins of yarn)
- Cable needle
- Measurements for your test fit