Confident Knitting: Modular Knitting

By Kay Gardiner
November 3, 2021

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  • These books are wonderful, as are the accompanying videos.

  • I can’t wait to try that join. I’m also curious what sweater the model is wearing. It looks nice with the scarf.

  • Love love love the eyelet rows between the colors!

  • Thanks for this post. I love the bold, geometric look of the modular knitting. The video is clear and informative. It provided that “ah ha” moment for me, especially with regard to yarn overs prior to beginning the first stitch of a knit or purl row.

  • Looking forward to trying this technique. What is the sweater she is wearing with the scarf?

  • I love this pattern and look forward to learning the join.

  • Am I the only one wanting the pattern for the sweater she’s wearing?!

  • I was also distracted by the beautiful sweater, and I hope to learn more about it!

    But in the meantime, I had fun going down a small rabbit hole searching for similar patterns, which turned up:

    Vivian Sweater by Tayler Harris (this one is the closest match)
    Bay Pullover (and Slipover!) by Jacqueline Cieslak
    Outlined by Suvi Simola (SuviKnits)
    Chabot by Alma Bali (published by Brooklyn Tweed)
    Nouri by Carol Feller
    Cline by Julie Hoover (a dolmanesque raglan)

    No links because I don’t want the comments robot to think I’m a spammer, but hopefully that’s enough info for others whose knitterly interest was piqued to find these also-great sweater patterns. It’s always fun to play imaginary sweaters!

    And as a bonus, a Ravelry search for dolman sleeve sweaters turns up some absolutely phenomenal 1980s-90s patterns…shoulder pads and scrunched sleeves to die for.

    • Thanks for your research. I looked at them all and went back and for with the one in this article and the ones that you mentioned. None of them are perfect but this is just a boxy raglan sweater with a someone large neckline. It would be nice to see the diagrams for the ones that you found. Thanks again.

      • How do the typos somehow always get in.

  • Thanks Jen for another terrific tutorial. I suspect the sweater you are wearing in these pics is one of your favourites. Please let us in on the inside scoop!

  • Oh my golly is this ever in my wheelhouse. Huzzah!

  • Love the way Jen and Jim of A-C Knitwear collaborate with Kay and Anne of MDK. It’s a win-win situation. And this scarf is definitely going to be my gift to my sister as I have several yarns in her colours in my stash!

  • I see many other knitters are interested in pattern for the sweater she is wearing. It looks so comfy and would be a great addition to my wardrobe!