What are the patterns on sweaters called?
Aran knitting patterns are heavily textured knitting patterns which are named after the Aran Islands, which are located off the west coast of Ireland from County Galway and County Clare. The patterns are knitted into socks, hats, vests, scarves, mittens, afghans, pillow covers, and, most commonly, sweaters.
How many balls of wool do I need for a jumper?
On average, you need a minimum of 1000 yards to knit an adult sweater. You should also buy an additional 10% of yarn just in case. Why? Your tension/gauge might differ slightly from the pattern, requiring you to need a bit more yarn to make a sweater than the pattern calls for.
Is it easy to knit a jumper?
Knitting a sweater can be a daunting project for someone who is just beginning to knit. However, it is much easier than it might seem. You can knit a sweater by following a very basic pattern.
How long are ribbing sweaters?
It can be any number of rib variations and range in length from 1 inch to several inches. Ribbing creates an elastic hem that lays flat.
How do I calculate how much wool I need?
Formula: (length x width x gauge) / 6 = yards needed. Length and width are in inches and gauge is in stitches per inch. For example, if you’d like a scarf 48″ long and 8″ wide using a worsted weight yarn, (48 x 8 x 5) / 6 = 320 yards. Round up as running out of yarn is the worst!
What is a gansey jumper?
The Gansey is a unique type of jumper traditionally worn by fishermen. They are knitted with 5 ply worsted wool in one piece with no seams. Five small double ended needles or wires are used to knit in the round creating a really tight knit (or close knit) which creates a wind and somewhat waterproof protection against the elements.
Can I Knit or crochet a sweater for my chicken?
If you love the cable knit sweater to make chicken happier, and you family happier for your raise to keep warm in cold winters, you can knit or crochet fot them, All Free Knitting shares another knitting pattern for free, too. We have some special projects related to chicken, too.
Are sleeveless sweater vests making a comeback?
Knitted sweater vests are getting a revamp! Whether it’s a remixed cabled classic or a campus-cool knit in lollypop shades, this crop of knitted sweater vest patterns are making cosy layers cool again. From preppy to classic, statement or minimalist, sleeveless silhouettes are back.