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The Retail Method: Did you test me – THE RESULTS for “V”

So in each of my video’s I promised pictures and a pattern. So here is what happened with each of the videos….. knit along if you want to.

Here is what happened with V.
For this neckline I decided to do a simple round neck, not quite low enough for a scoop neck, but some of you might be more familiar with that term. Here are the measurements V gave me and the tension square at the top.
10 Sts = 3.5cm
10 Rows = 2.5cm

Testing Vicky to Create a Knitting Pattern in less than 10 minustes using the Retail Method

Testing Vicky to Create a Knitting Pattern in less than 10 minustes using the Retail Method

Here is the pattern written out properly with row numbers and standard information like cast on and off and with a full back pattern, that I usually don’t write in full as it mirrors the front. If you want to knit this, then please remember that I asked only for garment length, shoulder width, bust width, waist width and hem width only, so items such as armhole length have been approximated for the length of the garment based on standard retail measurements that would match the garments overall measurements.

However if you are interested in taking the course and discovering how to make a full pattern for yourself, you’ll be able to adjust any area of measurement you want to, add sleeves and any other detailing you want. Plus if you don’t want to knit clothes, maybe do some yarn bombing for a sofa……. then the same method still applies.

FRONT
Row 1. Cast on 146sts

Row 2. Knit 4 Rs

Row 6. Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the row, every 8 Rows for a total of 80 Rows

Row 86.  Increase 1 Stitch at each end of the row, every 21 Rows for a total of 84 Rows

Row 170: Cast off 9 stitches at both ends of the row to start armhole

Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the Row, every 2 Rows for a total of 6 Rows

Row 176. Knit 44 Rows

NECKLINE.

This will require either short rows or partial knitting, and you will need to knit this both sides of centre to create the neckline. This starts with the Right side, but feel free to start on the right by mirroring the instructions.

Row 220.  At centre only, cast off 20 sts, 10 sts each side of the centre.

At the end of the Row nearest to the centre, decrease, towards the side seam [away from centre], 1 stitch every Row for a total of 16 Rows

Row 236. Knit 16 Rows

Row 252. Cast off

Now go back and repeat the neckline on the left hand side, following the same instructions from Row 220 to the end.

 

BACK

Follow the front throughout with 1 amendment to the neckline and cross back as follows:

Row 1. Cast on 146sts

Row 2. Knit 4 Rs

Row 6. Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the row, every 8 Rows for a total of 80 Rows

Row 86.  Increase 1 Stitch at each end of the row, every 21 Rows for a total of 84 Rows

Row 170: Cast off 9 stitches at both ends of the row to start armhole

Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the Row, every 2 Rows for a total of 6 Rows

Row176. Knit 60 Rows

NECKLINE.

This will require either short rows or partial knitting, and you will need to knit this both sides of centre to create the neckline. This starts with the Right side, but feel free to start on the right by mirroring the instructions.

Row 236.  At centre only, cast off 20 sts, 10 sts each side of the centre.

At the end of the Row nearest to the centre, decrease, towards the side seam [away from centre], 1 stitch every Row for a total of 16 Rows

Row 252. Cast off

Now go back and repeat the neckline on the left hand side, following the same instructions from Row 236 to the end.

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The Retail Method: Did you test me – THE RESULTS for “C”

So in each of my video’s I promised pictures and a pattern. So here is what happened with each of the videos….. knit along if you want to.

Here is what happened with C.
For this neckline I decided to do a simple slash neckline to suit the bust and shoulder measurements. Here are the measurements C gave me and the tension square at the top.
10 Sts = 6cm
10 Rows = 4cm

Testing Vicky to Create a Knitting Pattern in less than 10 minustes using the Retail Method Testing Vicky to Create a Knitting Pattern in less than 10 minustes using the Retail Method

 

Here is the pattern written out properly with row numbers and standard information like cast on and off and with a full back pattern, that I usually don’t write in full as it mirrors the front. If you want to knit this, then please remember that I asked only for garment length, shoulder width, bust width, waist width and hem width only, so items such as armhole length have been approximated for the length of the garment based on standard retail measurements that would match the garments overall measurements.

However if you are interested in taking the course and discovering how to make a full pattern for yourself, you’ll be able to adjust any area of measurement you want to, add sleeves and any other detailing you want. Plus if you don’t want to knit clothes, maybe do some yarn bombing for a sofa……. then the same method still applies.

 

On reflection, looking at the pattern as I am copying it down, I would, if I was creating a design with the yarn, probably have adjusted the neckline to have more stitches at the shoulders and less of a slash. Although the pattern is true to the measurements given, I wanted the randomness to be authentic. So when I added in the necklines I was trying not to consider anything too much and so the numbers were added with a little randomness. For that reason, if you would like to knit this pattern I would suggest maybe altering the neckline at Row 140 to cast off only 36 sts, 18 sts each side of centre instead of 40, to allow for slightly wider shoulder seams. You can of course amend this as you want to.

FRONT and BACK are the same, so feel free to knit in the round, making sure to mark the side seams and increase / decrease as needed.
Row 1. Cast on 88sts

Row 2. Knit 2 Rs

Row 4. Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the row, every 8 Rows for a total of 48 Rows

Row 52.  Increase 1 Stitch at each end of the row, every 10Rows for a total of 50 Rows

Row 102: Cast off 6 stitches at both ends of the row to start armhole

Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the Row, every 2 Rows for a total of 6 Rows

Row108. Knit 34 Rows

NECKLINE.

This will require either short rows or partial knitting, and you will need to knit this both sides of centre to create the neckline. This starts with the Right side, but feel free to start on the right by mirroring the instructions.

Row 142.  At centre only, cast off 40 sts, 20 sts each side of the centre.

At the end of the Row nearest to the centre, decrease, towards the side seam [away from centre], 1 stitch every Row for a total of 10 Rows

Row 152. Cast off

Now go back and repeat the neckline on the left hand side, following the same instructions from Row 140 to the end.

 

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The Retail Method: Did you test me – THE RESULTS for “J”

So in each of my video’s I promised pictures and a pattern. So here is what happened with each of the videos….. knit along if you want to.

Here is what happened with J.
For this neckline I decided to do a simple, yet a little bit low [cheeky] “V” shaped neckline. Here are the measurements J gave me and the tension square at the top.
10 Sts = 4.14cm
10 Rows = 2.83cm

Testing Vicky to Create a Knitting Pattern in less than 10 minustes using the Retail Method Testing Vicky to Create a Knitting Pattern in less than 10 minustes using the Retail Method

Here is the pattern written out properly with row numbers and standard information like cast on and off and with a full back pattern, that I usually don’t write in full as it mirrors the front. If you want to knit this, then please remember that I asked only for garment length, shoulder width, bust width, waist width and hem width only, so items such as armhole length have been approximated for the length of the garment based on standard retail measurements that would match the garments overall measurements.

However if you are interested in taking the course and discovering how to make a full pattern for yourself, you’ll be able to adjust any area of measurement you want to, add sleeves and any other detailing you want. Plus if you don’t want to knit clothes, maybe do some yarn bombing for a sofa……. then the same method still applies.

FRONT
Row 1. Cast on 106sts

Row 2. Knit 4 Rs

Row 6. Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the row, every 6 Rows for a total of 60 Rows

Row 66. Knit 4 Rows

Row 70. Increase 1 Stitch at each end of the row, every 9 Rows for a total of 63 Rows

Row 133: Cast off 3 stitches at both ends of the row to start armhole

Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the Row, every 2 Rows for a total of 6 Rows

NECKLINE.

This will require either short rows or partial knitting, and you will need to knit this both sides of centre to create the neckline. This starts with the Left side, but feel free to start on the right by mirroring the instructions.

Row 139.  At centre only, decrease towards the side seam [away from centre], 1 stitch every 2 rows for a total of 60 Rows

[For a less cheeky V shaped neckline you can alter the instructions for the above line to:  Knit 30 Rows and decrease 1 Stitch per Row for 30 Rows]

Row 199: Knit 1 Row to finish

Row 200. Cast off

Now go back and repeat the neckline on the right hand side, following the same instructions from R139 to the end.

 

BACK.
For back, follow front pattern with an amendment to the neckline. Back pattern is as follows:

R1. Cast on 106sts

R2. Knit 4 Rs

R6. Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the row, every 6 Rows for a total of 60 Rows

R66. Knit 4 Rows

Row 70. Increase 1 Stitch at each end of the row, every 9 Rows for a total of 63 Rows

Row 133: Cast off 3 stitches at both ends of the row to start armhole

Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the Row, every 2 Rows for a total of 6 Rows

Row 139. Knit 51 Rows

This part will need partial knitting or short rows for neckline before or after cast off depending on your preferred cast off method :

Row 190. At centre, cast off 40 Stitches, [20 stitches each side of centre]

Decrease 1 stitch at the end of Row closest to centre, every for for a total of 10 Rows

Row 200. Cast off

Then repeat from Row 190 to end on other side of the neckline

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Guess what I was doing today…

So finally some quiet recording time was found today and I was busy recording for the course content. It’s strange to think that it was all ready to go by Christmas, but a bought of flu then builders on both sides of me have delayed things so much. But we’re into the final phase of recording and almost ready to launch. I’m so excited because I know how many people this will help and how much amazing knitwear will appear. So happy today.

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The Retail Method: Did you test me – THE RESULTS for “H”

So in each of my video’s I promised pictures and a pattern. So here is what happened with each of the videos….. knit along if you want to.

Here is what happened with H.
The measurements came in inches and had a shoulder width. So for this neckline I decided to do a wrap. Here are the measurements H gave me and the tension square at the top.
10 Sts = 3cm
10 Rows = 2.7cm

Testing Vicky to Create a Knitting Pattern in less than 10 minustes using the Retail Method

Testing Vicky to Create a Knitting Pattern in less than 10 minustes using the Retail Method

 

Here is the pattern written out properly with row numbers and standard information like cast on and off and with a full back pattern, that I usually don’t write in full as it mirrors the front. If you want to knit this, then please remember that I asked only for garment length, shoulder width, bust width, waist width and hem width only, so items such as armhole length have been approximated for the length of the garment based on standard retail measurements that would match the garments overall measurements. The pattern itself only tells you how many stitches and rows you need to create a shape. If you wanted to construct the garment differently, for example, keep the front as one piece and just attach a fake wrap front, then you would need to adjust the pattern accordingly based on your preferred method of construction.

However if you are interested in taking the course and discovering how to make a full pattern for yourself, you’ll be able to adjust any area of measurement you want to, add sleeves and any other detailing you want. Plus if you don’t want to knit clothes, maybe do some yarn bombing for a sofa……. then the same method still applies.

FRONT
R1. Cast on 199sts
R2. Decrease 1st each end of the row, every 8 Rs, for a total of 80 Rs

ON RIGHT SIDE OF ROW ONLY
R82. Knit 8 Rs
R90. Decrease 1st per Row for 142 Rs
R230. Knit 6 Rows.
R238. Cast off sts.

ON LEFT SIDE OF ROW ONLY
R82. Increase 1st every 26 Rs for a total of 78 Rs
R160. Cast off 3sts and decrease 1st every 2 Rs for a total of 6 Rs
R166. Knit 72 Rs
R238. Cast off sts

Then repeat. Swapping left and right instructions for the other side. This also creates two front panels so you have the option of creating a true wrap top. You do have the option as I mentioned above, only partially knitting the other front panel and linking or seaming.

BACK.
For back, follow front pattern and use the instructions  for LEFT SIDE OF ROW on both ends of each Row with one amendment. Back pattern is as follows:
R1. Cast on 199sts
R2. Decrease 1st each end of the row, every 8 Rs, for a total of 80 Rs
R82. Increase 1st every 26 Rs for a total of 78 Rs
R160. Cast off 3sts and decrease 1st every 2 Rs for a total of 6 Rs
*R166. Knit 60 Rs. Then at centre cast off 80sts, 40 either side of centre. This part will be partial knitting or short rows
*R226. Decrease 1 st, at centre, every Row for a total of 12Rs
R238. Cast off sts

Then repeat R226 onwards for other shoulder.

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