View Full Version : Two new sweater patterns for Artlady

11-15-2011, 07:53 PM
Well, I purchased two designs from Twist Collective today. There were so many I loved, but these two offer something different by either the color possibilities, or the subtle cable & lace patternwork.

I purchased the CORCOVADO (http://www.twistcollective.com/collection/cart_images/win_11/corcovado_b_500.jpg) for the color possibilities: I can see it as a basic black sweater, with the Front vertical striping in light grey and med heathery grey! Or, as a basic cream sweater with light tan & med sand striping. Like this color palette. (http://www.twistcollective.com/advertisers/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=523&cb=%7Brandom%7D&n=ae60952f&ct0=%7Bclickurl%7D)

I like the CORCOVADO for it's simple sihouette, and simple construction. I like the applied i-cord around the edges. Clean, simple. If you're a reluctant sweater knitter, this would be the perfect design for you to try! We could knit it together!

I also purchased the more complex CITHARA (http://www.twistcollective.com/collection/cart_images/win_11/cithara_z_500.jpg) hoodie pattern. It is also a simple sihouette, with some sweet cable & lace work down the Fronts and up over the attached hood. I think the hood could easily be ditched in favor of a collar because the hood is picked up around the neck edge. So you can do what you want to with the stitches.

The CITHARA cable & lace front panels are knit from charts, but the word-for-word instructions are given as well. I hate word-for-word instructions for cable and/or lace work, but I know many folks prefer it. Charts are IMHO the only way to go. If you don't knit from charts when they're provided, you're selling yourself down the river. It's so much easier. I can show you the way to make it EASY.

Designers that charge money, and who don't (won't) provide charts as an option for cables and/or lace are lazy. Same goes for a designer that doesn't provide schematics for measurement purposes. L.A.Z.Y. I quit purchasing books from one of my favorite designers for the lack of schematics. $20 for a book without schematics, but full pages and pages of photos of the garments? I purchase a book of patterns for the DESIGNS, not for a coffee table picture book.

Pet peeve.

11-16-2011, 07:08 AM
Whole-hearted agreement here on charts and schematics. Charts are much easier to follow along, keeping your place, than lines of instructions. If schematics are missing, I inevitably wind up calculating my own (as far as I can) from the st and row gauge, swearing at the directions all the way.
I can't wait to see your version of both sweaters. Each one looks like a fun project.