On this page the measurements are in CMS and GRAMS
Go for measurements in inches and ounces to knitting patterns in American sizes
ll kinds of free basic patterns for women, knitting patterns
for sweaters, on this page,
in many different gauges.
If you aren't an experienced knitter, you can still make handmade clothes with these women patterns.
With beautiful luxury knitting yarns or a combination of yarns, you can create a great effect.
No matter how warm the summer, there are times when a sweater is essential.
Think about air-conditioned restaurants and theaters, and even sea breezes. A cardigan sweater tied around the neck or waist, or draped over the shoulders,
can look fashionable and be ready to don should the temperature drop.
Handmade, luscious Fair Isle, argyle, Irish knit, entrelac -- the fanciest knitting techniques, beautifully executed, appear around every corner, on almost
Try also my free knitting stitches or cable patterns and free
women lace patterns, or women patterns
with cables for real knitting challenges
and a lot of knitting patterns in text with a different gauge than this page.
You can knit anything you want, with my basic patterns.
You can use any knitting stitch and knit with any knitting yarn you like, if it
has a similar gauge.
Needle size is not so important, every knitter knits differently. When you are looking at a pattern,
it is the gauge or tension swatch that really matters. This is the base for all my basic knitting patterns.
How ? First knit your knitting swatch, if you want to knit in a fantasy knitting stitch, knit your swatch in this stitch,
then determine your gauge, now you can choose a knitting pattern with the right gauge,
this way it will always fit, no need for special yarns or needles, so simple.
Remember; the amount of stitches are more important than rows,
because the required length of the garment, are in centimeters too.
Tip; combine knitting with crochet or embroidery.
These women knitting patterns are based on standard woman sizes.
Take a look at the clothes size conversion chart, at the bottom. Then; keep in mind; You don't have a standard size. !
heck when you are knitting the length from wrist to armhole
and from hem to armhole too.
When it is too short, keep knitting until desired length.
When it is too long; You have to decrease and increase, more rapidly, then usual.
And stop knitting at the desired length.
designer clothes for women, found on the internet, to be inspired by these beautiful designs
More nice knitting designs and color charts to inspire and to knit
se the easy conversion chart on the
navigation bar at the left.
big tutorial about knitting
swatches before starting to knit
Sweater with cables knitted by
Knitted by Betty with Phildar hand knitting
You can’t cast off more than 1 stitch, at the end of the row,
so if the pattern says; Dec 2 st at each end of every alternate row, it means;
Cast off 2 stitches, knit to end of row ( or round ), turn and cast off 2 stitches, knit to end of row.
Picture of knitting pattern click and see what your pattern will look like
The numbers; for instance 8 x 12 = your gauge
So you have to knit a tension swatch first, then choose your pattern with the right gauge
Sweaters with set-in shoulders in women's sizes 40 42 44 46 48
If you like these basic schematics, go to the basic schematic page, for more graphs.
KNIT YOUR TENSION SWATCH FIRST, IF YOU USE A STITCH PATTERN, KNIT SWATCH IN THIS
PATTERN, THEN CHOOSE YOUR PATTERN WITH THE RIGHT GAUGE.
You can change the type of sleeve, if you stay in the same shoulder range.
If your pattern is for instance a V-neck sweater with long sleeves, and you want to have short sleeves...
Find a pattern with short sleeves with the same gauge and shoulder type.