Wednesday, August 22, 2012

One step forward

I wish I had something more to show of my work for the past several weeks.  The truth is I have been working, on Amelia – but there's been some trial and error.  This is the piece I put aside for Katherine and my Dorothy remake, the one I've been mulling over for several months by now after spying the color-block on a tv newscaster one morning during breakfast. I'm finally back to it.

In its current state – here's a peek – you'll find my original plan for garter stitch replaced with seeded rib check.  I'm using Quince & Co.'s Finch wool in 2 colors: the very luminous, frost, and its darker counterpart, storm.  Today I'm scrambling toward the waistline, excited (and a little anxious) to introduce the second color. I can't wait to see that. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Dorothy, revisited

Posted originally in 2011 I took a second look at Dorothy recently and decided to spiff her up a bit. Spawned from Katherine (who is in fact her mother – how ideal!), here she is re-orchestrated this time, on circular needles – so NO seams!  Hooray :), and so fun to knit.

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You'll find this pattern for sale on Ravelry.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Katherine – just in time

Welcome Katherine – just in time for summer! This summery shell of chevron lace is a quick knit, a perfect summer project.  You'll find its 9 stitch by 8 row lace pattern repeat is easily mastered, creating just enough stitch variety to keep things interesting while flying off the needles. Add a belt for a pop of color, or wear it without accessories to reveal a sleek and slim silhouette.

This piece is worked bottom-up on circular needles, splitting at the armholes where it is worked flat. Its trim, a few garter rows, is spawned from stitches picked up along the hem, armholes, and neckline.

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You'll find this pattern for sale on Ravelry.