Drops Origami

I am making good progress on the Drops Cardigan. Starting with eight balls of yarn, 150 gms has taken me to here.

The first ball of yarn took care of the lower back, the second took me up one front and the third for the second front. Short rows created the curves.

Folded, the sweater looks like this from the front



and like this from the back



placed flat, the upper portion of the back is also knit in garter.

out flat

out flat

which on close up looks like this,

as I am catching one ridge on each side as I go back and forth. I thought about just knitting it, then sewing a seam under the arms, but really, I don’t see the point. I am considering seriously knitting the sleeves in the round, even with all the purling (I can’t do it by reversing directions since that will affect the patterning) so that I can completely eliminate all sewing….

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2 Responses to Drops Origami

  1. ruth says:

    Holly, I printed out the pattern a while ago, and now I see how neat it is. Do you like knitting it? I hate sewing up seams so any picking up I can do, I will. Will also work the sleeves top down.

    Thanks for posting this. I’m going to buy yarn for it.

    • Holly says:

      The knitting has been smooth – provisional cast on for the bottom vertical section then continue on up the one side. Take out the cast on and work up the other side. (please remember to reverse the direction you take the yarn off the ball.

      I am working the middle section by knitting back and forth, ending each row with a K2tog and pick up one. (making sure that the pickups are from the inside to the outside.

      These are set in sleeves, you could knit them down if you don’t mind purling and doing short rows the same way to start.

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