The next design in the ‘close ups’ series from Once Upon a Time is GRACE.
GRACE is very pretty textured jumper with added crochet trims on the fronts. I personally love this design and I think I will design an adult version for my next women collection called AUTUMN out later in the year.
Here are the close ups…
This first image shows GRACE laid out flat and shows the stitch pattern clearly. The design has a central ‘twisted stitch diamond’ panel with a snowflake texture and 4 stitch cable panel either side. The crochet trim really enhances the design, so I urge you to add this if you decide to make the design, although it also looks good without it too! The welt is an interesting ‘wing’ stitch which involves knitting into the third stitch on the left needle, drawing a loop through and then slipping. A full explanation of how this stitch is knitted can found in the ‘special abbreviations’ in the pattern.
The next image shows a close up of the snowflake and cable panel and the sleeve to armhole join. Note that the sleeve has no sleeve head shaping as this is a drop shoulder design.
The third image shows the sleeve laid out flat. The centre twisted stitch diamond panel forms the centre overarm design with the 4 stitch cable either side. The rest of the sleeve is worked in reverse stocking stitch.
The final image is a close up of the centre twisted stitch diamond panel, the neck trim and the crochet trim. The crochet trim is simply stitched in place (using mattress stitch) in-between the centre and snowflake panels. The neck trim is worked in garter stitch.
I hope these close up images help you to knit GRACE. Look out over the coming days for the close ups of the other designs.
Once Upon a Time is available to buy from my website for £15.99 and also from Rowan stockists.