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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Savoye: Simple Windowpane Plaid

Savoye Pullover by Theresa Schabes
from Knitscene Spring 2016

While working on my series of posts on knitted plaid techniques, I had a new plaid design published.  My first design to appear in Knitscene is Savoye, a windowpane plaid pullover.  Windowpane is a style of plaid where contrasting thin lines are worked over a solid background.  This pattern is quite simple to achieve with the applied crochet chain technique.  The horizontal stripes are knit in as you go while at the same time working vertical columns of purl stitches.  When the sweater pieces are finished, crochet chain stitched is worked into the purl columns in the contrasting yarn.  In Savoye I worked double lines of contrast for more presence on the light background.  Knitscene-spring-2016-130_small2
With a funnel neck and dropped shoulder sleeves, this is a simple shape to knit.  Just be careful to use an elastic bind off, such as Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind off, or the neck opening will be too tight to put your head through!

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