Interval Training by Carolyn Bloom
Interval Training by Carolyn Bloom is a beautiful and unique design, combining knitted colourwork with embroidery. The merger of these two art forms yields a gorgeous, eye-catching sweater. The pattern is a perfect way to play with colour, whether it be using just two colours for maximum impact, tone-on-tone for a play on textures, or multiple colours, putting mini skeins to work. The colourwork and the embroidery are simple, making this pattern a marvellous introduction to both techniques. In fact, this is how the name for the pattern came to be. “Interval“ represents the 1x1 colourwork in the yoke, the cuffs, and the rate of subsequent application of embroidery. “Training” indicates that the design is a perfect way to practice both your colourwork and embroidery skills!
This pullover is knitted from the top down in the round. The yoke and the cuffs feature the same pattern of knitted colourwork – simple rounds of alternating colour, separated by rounds of knitting of the main colour. These gaps in colourwork are where the embroidery will be featured. The maker can decide how many gaps to fill in, using the ”posts” of contrast colour as guides for embroidery. The pattern includes charts and written instructions for both the colourwork and the embroidery.
The pullover is designed to be worn with 8-12” / 20.5-30.5 cm of positive ease. This generous proportion not only yields a more comfortable sweater, it also accommodates any tightening in the yoke and cuffs due to the 1x1 colourwork and subsequent embroidery. If you’re in between sizes, it is recommend to go up one size.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished Circumference at Bust
40 (44, 48, 52, 56) (60, 64, 68, 72)”
102 (112, 122, 132, 142) (152, 163, 173, 183) cm
Intended to be worn with approximately 8-12” / 20.5-30.5 cm of positive ease, which will accommodate any changes to drape made by the addition of embroidery.
Kits include Sunday Morning DK and / or Sunday Morning DK (Ecru) in the following amounts by size:
Main colour (MC)
4 (4, 4, 5, 6) (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins
(light version shown in 'Cloud 9' / Dark version shown in 'Crossword')
Contrast colour (CC)
1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s)
(On light version shown in RomCom / On dark version shown in 'Flat White')
These are generous estimates for the contrast colour to accommodate maximum embroidery.
This knitting pattern includes written and charted directions for the knitted colorwork and the embroidery. Hyperlinks to videos demonstrating cast on and increase techniques are also included.
Please note that pattern is not included. It can be purchased and downloaded from Ravelry HERE.