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hey friends so today I'm going to be

showing you how to do the stitch pattern

for the amethyst sweater this is a

perfect beginner garment if you're new

to knitting or if you're not new to

knitting and you're just looking for

something really fast to make up this

sweater is absolutely perfect it comes

in sizes extra small all the way to 5x

and it's so so easy as you can see I

made it up in the Lion Brand scarfy yarn

you don't necessarily have to make it in

that yarn yourself you could use

something that is comparable in size and

weight but I really just love the

gradual color change that comes in the

scarf yarn and they have lots of

different color options and then also

too this is the Irish moss stitch and I

just love the texture I think it's just

absolutely beautiful and I love the way

that it works up so if you are wanting

to make the a mat this sweater settle in

make sure you hit the links down below

to get yourself access to the patterns

and we're going to dive right in so to

begin this we're going to do a longtail

cast on now if you're making a specific

size it will be noted down in the

pattern exactly how many you need to

cast on for every size so be sure you go

down to the description box and you

click over to find which size you want

to make to get all of the you know specs

and everything so I'm just gonna make a

swatch for today because in all honesty

all four panels are made exactly the

same way this is just simply to teach

you how to do the stitch and then also I

will go in and explain exactly how to

seam everything together so for the

Irish moss we're going to cast on an

even number or whatever number size

you're making so this is two and I'll go

so here with the first few just in case

this is the first time you've ever made

a garment so we're going to let me back

up and just start again so we've made

our longtail we've got our tail in the

front we've put our Slipknot here on our

needle and then we've got our working

yarn kind of coming out

this way so what you're gonna do is

you're gonna do your fingers like this

and you're just gonna kind of split the

yarn right here and grab so we've made

ourselves like a little gun so what

you're gonna do is you're gonna go under

around and through and I'll do that

again bring your gun out with a yarn

stretched you're gonna go under around

and through I'm gonna do that three more

times slowly under around and through

under around and through under around

and through so I'm going to put an even

number of stitches on my needle so I've

got one two three four five six so let's

do seven eight nine ten

whoops 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 and 20

so I've got 20 stitches here now for the

Irish moss stitch all you have to know

how to do is a knit stitch and a purl

stitch so if you hear little clangs here

I could not find my circular needles for

8 millimeters so I had to opt to use

these straight needles so please forgive

the banging noise if you do hear it

alright so all you're going to do

is you're going to insert your needle

into the first stitch we're gonna make a

knit stitch first so we go in like this

we take our working yarn we wrap and

then I like to make sure that this

needle is always touching this needle so

I just kind of hug that needle like that

and slide it off so the next stitch is a

purl stitch so I take my working yarn

and I bring it to the front and purl is

slightly different so rather than going

through the back like we did we're going

to slide up through the front okay and

we're going to take that working yarn

and we're gonna wrap around the front

and then hug that other needle and slide

it to the back and side off so that is

the row one repeat it's just one knit

one purl one knit one purl so the next

stitch is a knit so we push in towards

the back take our working yarn wrap it

bring that needle to the front and slide

that stitch off bring our working yarn

to the front insert the needle in the

front wrap our working yarn in the front

take your needle slide it to the back

and slide the stitch off take your yarn

to the back and work a knit stitch

now if your new one of the tips I will

tell you is wooden or bamboo needles are

a little more forgiving and a lot less

slippery than aluminum or metal needles

so if you are finding that you are

losing stitches or you're losing your

grip because you're just not used to how

you know the hold is or anything like

that I recommend getting yourself a pair

of bamboo or wooden needles and you

might find that it's a tad bit easier to

deal with so we're just working those

mists and pearls

we're just knitting and purling knitting

and purling all the way across really

simple and I do recommend that you make

a swatch first if you're brand new to

knitting and just kind of get a feel all

you got to do is cast on an even number

of stitches and you can work the Irish

moss so knits and pearls knits and

pearls all the way across

just taking turns moving the yarn from

the front to the back really simple and

then we end with a purl okay so we've

got our first row done now this is a

four row repeat so for Row two we're

gonna turn our work and we're gonna work

Row two just like we worked Row one so

we start off with that knit stitch so we

knit the first one bring her hair into

the front purl the next one knit the

first one are all the next one see what

I mean by being really simple it's a

little easier to I honestly very rarely

work with straight needles I feel like

they put a lot of extra tension on my

hand so I typically make everything even

if it's not a pattern that has worked in

the round I make everything on circular

needles just because the tension is more

evenly distributed and I don't feel like

a lot of weight in the back part of my

hand so I would suggest investing in a

circular needle set and I will link two

of my favorites down below one will be

more expensive if you're really planning

on making and knitting a big part of

your life I definitely recommend the

more expensive one because you don't

want it breaking on you or anything like

that but if knitting is just more of a

hobby and something that you pick up

from time to time don't feel like you

need to invest in a super expensive

circular set so I'll link both of those

down below

so again it's just knitting and purling

and we end our last one with a purl so

Row 1 and Row 2 is an interchange of

knits and pearls and hopefully you can

see this but right here the little V's

are indicative of our knit stitches and

the one that has kind of like a little

bulge or kind of a piece of yarn going

like that those would be our purl

stitches so if ever you get off and

you're like oh shoot what it was I on

just look at what your previous one was

and think ok I just did a purl I need to

do a knit next you can easily see by the

v is the knit and the little yarn kind

of hugging the loop on your needle is

the pearls okay so for Row 3 rather than

starting with the knit stitch we're

gonna start for the purl stitch so we

want to make sure our yarn is in the

front for that purl on that first stitch

and it's just the same thing we're just

doing a purl first rather than a knit so

we did a purl now we're gonna bring our

yarn to the back and do a knit purl knit

and just interchanging between the

pearls and the knits all the way across

so hopefully you can see why I say this

is a great quick make if you're an

experienced knitter and why it's a great

make if you are brand new it's really

really simple

I just love projects like this that work

up really fast and they offer just a lot

of satisfaction at a quick pace because

they don't take a lot of time they're

really simple and repetitive which are

always good projects

in my opinion

so we always want to end with opposite

of what we start with if you ever are

ending with the same type of a stitch

that you started with and you got off to

somewhere so Row 4 is the same exact

thing as Row 3 it's a start with a purl

and you're going to end with a knit so

real quick I want to show you something

so here would be the repeat you have Row

1 it's a knit 1 purl 1 and it's just

that repeat all the way across row 2

it's a knit 1 purl 1 all the way across

row 3 is a purl 1 knit 1 all the way

across and row 4 is a purl 1 knit 1 all

the way across so this right here is the

repeat now if you're wanting to make the

a matte this sweater I've done all the

work for you and I've already figured

out exactly how many rows you need to do

and exactly how many stitches you need

to do for each size so something that I

like to do because I'm more of a visual

person and it just helps me understand

when you go to seam remember you have

one body panel you have another body

panel

both of which are exactly the same

whenever your seaming you're going to

take these two panels lay them out and

you're going to seam some shoulders now

the head space right here is anywhere

from 8 to 12 inches wide it depends on

how how wide you want it to be how large

your head is do you want it to be more

of an off-the-shoulder style

or would you like it to be more

close-fitting kind of like a crewneck

that's completely up to you so what I

recommend is kind of do a rough seam and

try it on your head to see ooh do I want

it closed more or do I want to open more

before you officially weave in any ends

once you've got your shoulder seamed

you'll turn your piece this way you'll

take your sleeves and obviously these

are gonna be you know close together so

you want to make sure everything is

lying flush and you'll take your sleeve

panel and you'll lay it like this

and we're gonna pretend like right here

is the shoulder seam you want your

sleeve panel to be squared right here

with the shoulder seam and then you

could take little stitch markers and

just kind of hook them in place and then

you're just gonna seam your way across

and you'll do the same exact thing over

here you'll want to make sure that it's

all even like you don't have one sleeve

kind of over here and then this one's

over here a little bit you want to

really take the time to make sure that

everything is even and then once you've

got both of those sleeves on you're

gonna have like a piece that looks kind

of like this once you've got both the

sleeves on you're then going to close

your garment is I like to say and it's

gonna look something kind of like this

once it's closed its gonna look

something like this obviously the

sleeves will be longer you know and

here's your head hole so what you'll do

is starting at the cuff of the sleeve so

down at the bottom you're going to seam

your way up here and all the way down

now a couple things I recommend right

here in the armpit this can oftentimes

cause issues for people so what I

recommend is taking about three to four

stitch markers and going in and lining

this armpit up and then once you've got

this all lined up come down here and

make sure that the sleeve is lined up

and then stitch your way because you

might have a little bit of give kind of

right in here and the armpit and that's

okay just like within a sewn garment

sometimes you have a little extra give

here within the material and if that

happens it's easier to hide in this spot

then let's say right here or over here

by the you know in the sleeve so you

want any fudges that happen to kind of

be hidden right here in the armpit so

again take your time go slow and make

sure things are lined up really well and

you shouldn't have any issues seaming

together your amethyst sweater so I hope

that this encourages you to give

knitting a try this is such an easy

pattern and it's so fun I just love how

easily it works up it's one of those

what I like to call mindless projects

you don't really have to think about it

as long as you know how to knit and how

to purl you can totally totally do this

again all of the pattern information is

linked down below along with the scarf

yarn that I used and also some

interchangeable knitting sets that you

can take a look at if you were wanting

to invest in your knitting hobby or

career and with all that said thank you

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