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Emily Explains: Construction of Sibilla

Sibilla is a beautiful pattern from booklet #356, which was designed by Amy. I love that it has great drape and a simplicity attractive to beginner and advanced knitters alike. The knitting and construction are easy and the style is flattering on everyone!  It’s a perfect first sweater that will introduce a knitter to many new skills.

Sibilla’s construction fascinates me. You begin knitting the dolman sleeves horizontally across the shoulder from side to side, creating the cardigan’s flattering boxy shape.

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The knitted piece drawn above is then folded in half and partially seamed to create the sleeves. Stitches are picked up along the right front, back and left front edges, and worked down.


Stitches are then picked up from the right front, back neck edge and left front of the sweater and knitted to create a nice ribbed collar to finish the sweater.

How the sweater works : )
How the sweater works : )

Voila! You have a beautiful sweater in no time with just the tiniest bit of seaming.

I’m excited to see some finished Sibilla’s out there!


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