Wednesday, October 31, 2012

For my next project

I decided to try something new. Brooklyn Tweed puts out a very cool set of Look Book Collections so I ordered a skein of their Shelter wool in color Sweatshirt. I'll admit that its name had a lot to do with my selection, for some reason bringing me back to Sky King on Saturday mornings after swimming lessons when I was eight – oy. The wool proved to be in keeping with its name so I've been working a correspondingly cozy design in my head with this wool, while actively knitting Terasa (below) – a 2 color cardigan worked in seeded rib check, the same stitch pattern I used with Amelia.

Terasa, now happily done, was fun to make and I'm pleased with the resulting fabric, fit, and colors!  I used Quince Chickadee wool in marsh and crocus and I think they bring out the best in each other.  Hope to have this pattern posted by tomorrow, I'll be working on it next.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Amelia published

Dear Amelia published at last!  Namesake of my great-great-grand aunt and my self-selected alter-identity in 7th grade German class!  Coincidence??  hee hee, ya..but what fun.

This is a two-color, shaped, sweater with three-quarter length raglan sleeves, worked entirely in seeded rib check – a most comfortable, squishy, and delicate fabric comprised of alternating knits and purls. The trim at hem and collar is worked in a rib variation of its primary texture – a sweet detail. You’ll find this piece is versatile and multi-season, well worth the enjoyable investment in its making.

No blocking required, pieces are knit flat, bottom up, with seaming.

Click here for pattern details.

You'll find this pattern for sale on Ravelry.