On this page you’ll find tutorials for each of the techniques used in the Alanis top! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. Also, check out my “Alanis: Behind the Design” blog post series! This page reviews the following techniques:
- Long-tail cast-on
- Slip stitch/Icord edging on hems
- Inset pocket
- Knitted-on/purled-on cast-ons
- Sloped Bind-Off Neck Shaping
- Wrap and Turn short rows
- Three Needle Bind-off
- Seaming down pocket lining
I like using the thumb method of this cast-on. I have a video tutorial below!
When you’re first starting Alanis, you work the back and front hems separately and each of them have a slip stitch/icord edge on each side. On this page, I have a tutorial all about icord edging (including a video) – for reference, the type of icord I use in Alanis is version 2.
For a visual of how the pocket lining is attached to the body (in the ‘Pocket Setup and Insertion’ section), click here for my tutorial page.
Knitted-On and Purled-On Cast-Ons
Check out my video tutorial below for how to work the knitted-on and purled-on cast-ons techniques. This is used in the first rows after the “Underarm Divide” in the Alanis pattern:
Sloped Bind-Off Neck Shaping:
The neckline features a sloped bind-off technique. I also used this technique in my Azalea sweater – you can click here to watch my video tutorial from that project!
Wrap & Turn Short Rows:
To shape the shoulders, short rows are used. I use wrap and turn short rows. Check out my part 1 video that shows how to the do the actual “wrap and turn” and here’s my part 2 which shows how to work the wraps as you reach them (at the end).
Three Needle Bind-Off:
Each shoulder is “seamed” together using the three needle bind-off technique. My below video shows you how this technique is worked:
Seaming down pocket linings:
Check out my photo tutorial here for how to seam down your pocket linings.