Saturday, October 22, 2011

Introducing Louise

Juliet introduces Louise in Quince's wonderful birds egg blue chickadee wool. Lace translated for a cardigan in this piece is trimmed and "waisted" with wide garter bands. Styling features include slim fitting three-quarter sleeves and a broad banded neckline. Unbuttoned it's a casual hip skimming topper, or button it up to reveal hour-glass shaping with blousy elegance. No worries - the 10 stitch by 16 row repeat of its lace is easily mastered. Pieces are knit flat, bottom up, with seaming.

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You'll find this pattern for sale on Ravelry.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Birds Egg

This color makes my heart sing.  And is what Louise, my next design offering, will be wearing.  She's almost done, launched hopefully by week's end.  Quince & Co. does a fine job with colors, and the gauge of their chickadee yarn line suits my aesthetic.

I've been working on Louise for the past several weeks, on its knitting and its documentation simultaneously, and have been struck along the way with how the writing has served the designing – 2 halves of the whole, the what and how – keeping my process honest and text most simply put.  Its stitch and row calculations have at times been complicated to work out, which should not be apparent to those who give the project a go.  That's my goal.