Knit Picks Podcast Episode 340 – The Joys of Building A Sweater
An all too familiar knitting crossroad – do I knit a sweater or not. While sweaters can seem intimidating if you’ve never done one before, chances are once you’ve made one, you’ll likely make another.
On today’s episode of the Knit Picks Podcast, Lee and Stacey do a deep dive into sweater construction. Whether you’re new to sweaters or have been making them for years, you’ll likely enjoy this “nerdy” sweater conversation.
First they catch up by discussing what’s on their needles. Both Lee and Stacey are making patterns from our latest Knit Picks Collections. Lee even shares her latest yarn substitution and talks about color selection.
From pullover and cardigans, to seamed vs seamless, Stacey and Lee review the various styles and constructions of sweaters. Stacey asks the question – what does the word “sweater” mean to you? Is a cardigan a sweater? Together, the two ponder fashion philosophy and ask you to weigh in.
In the second half, the two ruminate over different sweater collars, sleeves, and shapes. Cowl neck vs. turtlenecks, boat vs crew, and more, they define some terms to help clarify what you might see in a pattern. Stacey loves a good scoop neck where Lee prefers to adapt necklines for varying situations.
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Pullover Sweater Example:
Mentioned in This Episode:Gannet Hoodie by Kristen TenDyke Chalet Collection Vertex Collection N for November Sweater by Fabienne Gassmann Comfy Hawthorne Aloft Twill Stacey’s Sweater Blog Mister Postman by Kristen Jancuk Harley Pullover by Jenny WilliamsLansbury Cardigan by Holli Yeoh Rustic Tweed Oshinkoshin Pullover Teasel Shrug by Sarah Shepherd Cloud Sweater by Sarah Shepherd Windfall
Timestamps:0:00 Welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast0:24 “What’s on your needles?”6:52 Let’s talk about sweater construction7:56 “What does the word “sweater” mean to you?”11:36 Favorite type of construction – seamed vs seamless, top down vs bottom up?13:21 Raglan defined16:31 Other shaping – set in sleeves19:47 Heather and Producer Sarah talk about what’s new at Knit Picks 21:53 Lee and Stacey are back with more sweater talk22:15 Shapes of sweaters24:08 What’s your favorite for pull over sweaters26:57 Sweater shaping28:59 Saddle shoulder32:43 Drop shoulder35:56 Dolman sleeves44:39 Credits
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Pattern is the U-District Pullover: https://www.knitpicks.com/u-district-pullover/p/52774D This sweater is a wool, top down, seamless, raglan with a oversized turtleneckID: A neutral colored sweater lays with a brown hat, styled with dark pants and a purse.
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