IWK Winter 2007 El Sol

Gallery: El Sol, design by Jennifer L. Appleby

Once again, Bertha and the Interweave gang all try on the same sweater for the greater good of knitting, to demonstrate how the sweater looks with various amounts of ease, both positive and negative.

Interweave Knits Winter 07As you can see, the same sweater looks very different on different women! We give general suggestions for customization for your inspiration. Only you can choose how you want your sweaters to fit and which customizations will work best for you and your beautiful self!

Notes on The El Sol from Katie Himmelberg, assistant editor of Interweave Knits:

Jennifer L. Appleby's striking El Sol Pullover features a different kind of striped embellishment. The textured stripes are subtle and simple enough that they do not detract from the cut-away details at the hem and neckline. Contrasting single crochet edging adds a nice finishing touch to emphasize the notch detailing, which accents a face nicely. Though the body of the sweater is quite relaxed, I would choose the size closest to your bust measurement for a good fit across the bust and shoulders. Be sure to check the neck measurement as well; the neck opening can be adjusted slightly, but you'll want to make sure it's not excessively large on you. This sweater is casual fun with a little off-the-shoulder sassiness; keep it pared-down with jeans, a dress pant, or a tiered skirt.

Sample garment shown has the following finished measurements:

Bust: 34" (86.5 cm) shown on schematic
Waist: 34" (86.5 cm) shown on schematic
Hem: 34" (86.5 cm) shown on schematic
Neck to Hem: 23.75" (60.5 cm) calculated from schematic
Waist to Hem: no defined waist


Her bust: 34" (86.5 cm)
Ease at bust as shown: 0" (0 cm) no ease/negative ease

Waist: 24.5" (62 cm)
Hip: 35" (89 cm)
Neck to Waist: 13" (33 cm)
Bertha has neither legs nor tailbone, so we cannot give her height; we estimate her center back length as 18" (45.5 cm).

Bertha El Sol


Her bust: 34.5" (87.5 cm)
Ease at bust as shown: .5" (1.3 cm) negative ease

Waist: 30" (76 cm)
Hip: 38.5" (98 cm)
Neck to Waist: 14" (35.5 cm)
Center Back Length: 18.5" (47 cm)
Height: 5 ft 2 in

Debbie El Sol


Her bust: 38" (96.5 cm)
Ease at bust as shown: 4" (10 cm) negative ease

Waist: 33.5" (85 cm)
Hip: 43" (109 cm)
Neck to Waist: 17" (43 cm)
Center Back Length: 23" (58.5 cm)
Height: 5 ft 10.5 in

Erin El Sol


Her bust: 31.5" (80 cm)
Ease at bust as shown: 2.5" (6.5 cm) positive ease

Karen El Sol


Her bust: 35.5" (90 cm)
Ease at bust as shown: 1.5" (3.8 cm) negative ease

Waist: 27" (68.5 cm)
Hip: 37" (94 cm)
Neck to Waist: 17" (43 cm)
Center Back Length: 25" (63.5 cm)
Height: 5 ft 10 in

Katie El Sol


Her bust: 40.5" (103 cm)

Ease at bust as shown: 6.5" (16.5 cm) negative ease

Waist: 37" (94 cm)
Hip: 42" (106.5 cm)
Neck to Waist: 18" (45.5 cm)
Center Back Length: 22" (56 cm)
Height: 5 ft 4 in

Sandi El Sol


Her bust: 34" ( 86.5 cm)

Ease at bust as shown: 0" (0 cm) no ease/negative ease


Stefanie El Sol


Her bust: 33.5" (85 cm)

Ease at bust as shown: .5" (1.3 cm) positive ease

Waist: 29" (73.5 cm)
Hip: 35.5" (90 cm)
Neck to Waist: 15" (38 cm)
Center Back Length: 18" (45.5 cm)
Height: 5 ft 5 in

Toni El Sol


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