New pattern: Erell
Hello everyone and welcome to this new website !! Along with Anna has just changed its style, do you like it? It was a long time since I thought about it, and I was working on it, but it was slow to put in place. I wanted to highlight my main activity: my knitting patterns and it’s now done! This explains why I have not written articles for a while and I’m now so behind my schedule!
Before posting some sewing articles (very late!), I wanted to talk about my last two patterns: the Erell sweater and hat. It’s been a long time since I looked at boxy sweaters without knitting them for the simple reason that I was convinced that these kinds of jumpers would not fit my body. And then … I decided to try it anyway, having in mind for several months a boxy sweater design with a pretty little stitch. I collaborated with Maya, from the English yarn brand The Wool Barn because I knew that her Yak DK base (60% merino, 20% silk, 20% yak) would be absolutely perfect for this project. And that’s how this summer, Erell was born!
Erell is a boxy sweater which features a pretty stitch very present in the lower body that fades at the chest. I really like this effect. It gives a very feminine look to the sweater in my opinion!
The body is knitted from bottom to top: you start by knitting the bottom of the body in the round, then the front and back are knitted back and forth one after the other. The shoulders are joined together by a three-needle bind-off and the stitches from the neckline are picked-up for the ribbing. The stitches from the sleeves are then picked up to knit them from the armhole to the wrist.
The available sizes are: 94.5, 102 (109, 116, 123.5) 131, 138, 145.5cm (finished bust measurements) and I recommend knitting it with 20 to 25cm of positive ease. My version on the photos has 23cm of ease.
The gauge for this jumper is: 22 stitches x 32 rows = 10 cm in stockinette stitch in 3.75mm / US 5 needle (or other size depending on your sample).
Finally, the recommended yarn is DK weight: about 800, 840 (915, 1075, 1220) 1450, 1550, 1650 meters.
And of course, in order to have a nice drape (because on a boxy it’s prettier!), It is advisable to choose a yarn with a % of silk. So avoid the mix fingering/mohair that will not drape enough.
This sweater is relatively accessible to beginners because the construction is very simple. The small technical points will be: the stitch, the short rows at the shoulders and the 3-needle bind-off. But the pattern explains these techniques and links to videos are also included. As always, it is available in French and English on Ravelry.
And since I had enough yarn left after my version … I created the Erell hat !! In the same yarn, with the same gauge: perfect to finish your leftovers! I hope these two patterns will please you!
And good news! A KAL is organized on Ravelry in my group Along with Anna: it starts on October 20th and ends on December 15th. This is the perfect time to get started and ask your questions!
See you soon!