10.20.2011

The Iota Sweater

It's time to give you a more in-depth look at the pieces in The Iota Collection, don't you think?
Iota Sweater
Let's start with The Iota Sweater... worked from the top-down The Iota Sweater starts with the Iota stitch worked in the round for one vertical repeat to create a mock turtleneck.  This serves to elongate the neck and create quite a striking start to the sweater.  Then increases start in between the Iota motifs... these slowly shape the yoke.  One beauty of seamless top down sweaters like Iota?  You can try it on as you go along and make sure the yoke fits you perfectly before splitting off for the body and sleeves. 

Sized to fit 31 (34, 37, 40, 43.5, 47, 50) inch busts the pattern is written with one inch of positive ease.  There is a schematic for exact measurements to help you choose a size that will best fit your body shape and ease requirements.  I also added in waist shaping.. though it is easily taken out if you don't require it!

Iota Sweater
This cream version is worked in Imperial Stock Ranch Erin, a 3-ply worsted 100% wool that is raised sustainably on the 30,000 acre Imperial Stock Ranch in Maupin, Oregon.

And of course, since I can never do just one version, here is The Iota Sweater, with short sleeves.  It is worked in Schaefer Yarn's Miss Priss in Indigo, one of my favorite hand-dyed 100% merino worsted weight yarns.
Iota Sweater

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Oh, and I bet you want to know the winner of the Bambeanies giveaway, don't you?  Congrats to Patti... Woolly will be in touch with your new book, congratulations : )!

4 comments:

  1. LOVE the new sweater, but that's not really surprising, is it? :)

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  2. Love the sweater in both variations. Any suggestions for yarn for those non-wool needing people.

    Thanks! :)

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  3. Thanks so much Sarah and Dvora!

    Dvora- a great yarn choice might be Southwick by Valley Yarn or Riveting Worsted by Kollage

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  4. wow! you are extremely talented. i absolutely love it!

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