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Argyles without seams

knitterbug | Posted in Knitting and Crochet on

This is a second attempt.
Knitting Around the World from Threads, June 1993, contained an article entitled, “Argyles without Seams.” This also illustrates how to do an Argyle pattern without bobbins. Has anyone made this type of sweater or socks? Am interested in specific instructions in addition to the samples in the article.


  1. Jean | | #1

    Maybe these on-line instructions will help you.


    1. knitterbug | | #2

      Thank you for your prompt reply. Actually, I am interested in an Argyle pullover. The article I mentioned is without bobbins or butterflies, but knits each diamond in its color and picks up stitches for the succeeding diamonds. Also, the sweater is knitted in the round; no side seams! Can you help me?

    2. rjf | | #4

      I found some crocheted snowflake directions at both Jo-Ann's and Michael's....not the ones I had but those are still somewhere else.  Directions for tablecloths might work too, as long as it's a hexagon shape.  Sorry I couldn't be more help.     rjf

      1. Jean | | #5

        Thanks for thinking of me.  I'll look around, maybe the local Walmart will have something closer to Christmas.

        1. rjf | | #8

          Might you know about how big around to make a little bonnet for a premature baby?  My knitting group has been asked to make some and were given two sets of directions.  The needles are size 3 but there is no gauge specified and I've done 2 that are nowhere big enough.  I'll try the web but I thought you might have an idea.    rjf

    3. rjf | | #9

      Hooray!  I used your sockknitters link and found exactly what I needed.  When I measured the ones I finished, they will be fine and now I can figure how many to cast on for different sizes.  They are good projects to take on trips and don't take long to finish.  You really know how to use the web!       rjf

      1. Jean | | #10

        Thanks! I'm so glad I could help!

  2. rjf | | #3

    I made a tumbling blocks baby afghan using the directions you found.  It was flat but could certainly have been down in the round without problems.  I haven't found any directions that are better than the directions in "Knitting Around the World"  but they do take a while to fathom.  It's worth it, I think, just to avoid having zillions of bobbins dangling to and fro and getting twisted together and you can't lose your place.  Practice a few blocks on a flat piece so you can see how it works.      rjf

    1. knitterbug | | #6

      Thank you for your prompt reply!

      Have made the samples in the article and think your suggestion is a good one. My Email to the Editorial Dept was forwarded to the author, but have not received anything from her to date. Have also ordered the back issues mentioned in the article and I think one of them, #41, may have the original article, which just might have some more detailed instructions. I knit all my sweaters in the round, which means no seams and the opportunity to measure and fit as I go along. Thanks again.

      1. rjf | | #7

        I just looked in my back copies and discovered I have all the 40's issues EXCEPT 41.   Aaargh.  However, based on the other articles in the book, I'm guessing it's the original article without any changes because I recognize several others and they're exactly what appeared in the magazine.  If the sample worked, won't it work for the real thing?  Hopefully?     rjf

        1. knitterbug | | #11

          Thanks for the search. Have ordered the back copies mentioned in the article and do not know how long it will take until they arrive. Yes, if the samples are successful, they should work for the sweater, but the instructrions for same are very sketchy and incomplete.

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