Pattern on KnitPicks

2manyhobbies's picture


I guess this falls under the shameless self-promotion category, but I just had a pattern accepted for sale by KnitPicks! I wrote a post here about finishing this sweater back in October last year, and Kyle had encouraged me to try to write up the pattern. After getting feedback from several people reviewing it, and one person test knitting it, I finally felt confident enough to submit it somewhere.

Now I just hope someone buys it! :)


Kenny's picture

Congragulations!!! Feels good doesn't it?!

2manyhobbies's picture

Thanks, Kenny! It was really a lot of work trying to get the pattern right, so I guess it does feel good to have it come to something :)

Bill's picture

Looks wonderful, Jon!
...and a very nice pic of you!!!

2manyhobbies's picture

Thank you Bill! :)

Kerry's picture

Congratulations, what a fine achievement.

2manyhobbies's picture

Thank you :)

CLABBERS's picture

Well done Jon!
It is a beautiful sweater. Are the arms knitted as one piece with the body of the sweater or are the seams just cleverly concealed in the pattern? If it's all one piece, it's just what I have been looking for!

2manyhobbies's picture

Thanks, Mark. The sweater is a raglan knitted in the round, so the body is knitted first up to where the sleeves would begin, and then the sleeves are knitted, and finally you pick up all the stitches for both the body and sleeves on one long circular needle, and continue knitting in the round with the raglan decreases. So you're right, there are no seams for attaching the sleeves. To allow the striping on the sleeves and body to more easily match up, the pattern has you doing a provisional cast-on (instructions for that included) and knitting the sleeves from the top down.

The trickiest part of the pattern might be getting the hang of doing the "tunisian" knitting stitch in the round -- it's really a type of brioche stitch, and you can find instructions for doing it flat in Barbara Walker's first Treasury book.

Crafty Andy's picture

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Congratulations, Jon. When I had the sock pattern published, I could only say "Thank Goodness for professional pattern knitters!" I have a tendency to be too wordy and they sliced out all the extra and made it an easily read pattern that is a joy to knit. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

superi's picture

That's a great looking sweater I'm sure it will be real popular!


Simpawknits's picture

I'm buying it! It looks great! Congratulations.

kiwiknitter's picture

A big win for all men knitters everywhere!! It's a beautiful jumper and I think I"ll try it as it's done in the round. You can feel very proud of this accomplishment. Congratulations and well done!

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

rc_in_sd's picture

Fantastic news! Congratulations!