top of page

DesignaKnit 8 - Project 2

DesignaKnit 8 – Heraldic Sweater - Part One

Rowan/Brother Book

For my next project after the slax – I remembered a wonderful pattern in an old Brother book that most of us have, The Rowan/Brother Designer Machine Knitting Book by Stephen Sheard. There are 25 patterns from at that time, from top British designers – I have used several of the sweater designs in this book and I particularly love the different necklines and sleeves that the various sweaters and coats offer.

The design I had in mind was a sweater designed by Alison Taylor – The Heraldic Sweater that was a complex single motif design with cables. I wanted to knit this for my husband but the graphs were way too small for me to see and besides which you have the laziest knitter on the planet here. Anyway now I have DesignaKnit 8, I thought I wonder if I can get this sweater into the software then knit it.

Funny thing is – the original pattern would not have been so complex i