Shakespeare in Love
Sometimes knitting a sweater is like reading a good book. Each piece is an act and the stitch patterns are the characters. We get to know them in one chapter, we watch as they develop in another, we notice how they interact. Another act brings in new characters, reintroduces familiar ones. The plot thickens, parallels are made, everything comes together at last. Very satisfying. I'm sorry to be finished ... perhaps I'll knit another!
Shakespeare in Love is just such a sweater. It has sumptuous cabling and an (optional) high-low hem. It is knitted from the bottom in pieces and seamed, but could easily be worked in one piece to the underarms. The cozy high neck is worked in the round as a continuation of front and back.
Techniques used: Cables, reading charts, short rows (explained), 3-needle bind off.
Pattern includes: Written instructions, cable instructions in charted format only, schematic, glossary.
Gauge:18 sts and 24 rows = 4" / 10 cm in moss stitch.