Wednesday, May 30, 2012

And for my next number...

I've been thinking (a lot) lately about lacy tees – a series maybe – but this time made with Quince's Finch, a fingering-weight wool definitely thinner than I've been working lately but appropriate for a warm weather top.

The wool is on its way to me, and swatches are done.  Aren't these fun?

I look for lace stitch patterns that are easy to knit – a simple repeat with an every-other-purl row for a bit of rest along the way.  I love the lace but not a complicated process.  I think others may agree.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lace for the Helens

 Oh, I get so excited when I launch a new piece.  This one is for my aunts, both named Helen.

My Helen sweater is a shapely, lacy, v-neck pullover.  Its Hexagon Fern lace – an easily mastered 18 stitch by 16 row repeat – is worked throughout and echoes the lines of its 1x1 rib trim and angled neckline.  The bodice is slim fitting, extending mid-hip in length, and follows body curves.  Narrow sleeves end just below the elbow, long short sleeves that feel ample. This versatile piece may be dressed up or down and layered, establishing it as one of my all-occasion, year-round favorites.

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You'll find this pattern for sale on Ravelry.