Friday, May 30, 2008

EUCLID, a Fair-Isle Tee

[updated 3-2010]

A new pattern, designed by Jordynn and Katie. It is available for purchase now, for $6.

Jordynn used Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

Katie used Cascade 220 wool:

We call the pattern "Euclid," in honor of the Greek mathematician, because of the elegant geometric pattern of the colorwork.

We don’t know much about Euclid, other than that he was Greek and partied with Plato and Aristotle in the third century BC. He hung out at the Library in Alexandria and is best known for providing the basis for modern geometry.

Euclidean geometry is complex in its simplicity, a lot like the color pattern of this sweater.

People will be impressed by your apparent knitting prowess when they see you working on this project, but really, the pattern is so simple and intuitive that you won’t even need to keep the chart with you.

You can wear this piece by itself during the warmer months of summer, or layered over a long-sleeve t-shirt or blouse in the fall. If you live in a warmer climate, substitute a mercerized cotton or a cotton/wool blend for a lighter garment.

The pattern is worked top-down using raglan shaping.

Waist decreases are incorporated into the pattern, providing an excellent, customized fit:

The pattern is available in many sizes: XS, S,M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X. It is shown in size M.

Any worsted weight wool or wool blend should work for this sweater. Choose a combination of three contrasting colors.

Check out Euclid on Ravelry.

Available for $6.

1 comment:

HANNAH said...

Nice work ladies!!!