I'm delighted to present my latest design, Agnes, inspired by a simple long sleeved tee shirt. The fit is just right, just as I planned – for a change. Interesting how the process of design unfolds. I can count on my initial aim to take several turns during the making. That said, I've sketched out my goals for the year: 12 designs or so, one a month... The theme is mostly long and lean, like Agnes. There's a cape, jacket (double breasted), a cardigan or 2, a lacy number, some of these with a trim – fringe or ruffle, and probably a stole or cowl to round things out.
Moving into colder weather, the diamond brocade of this cozy pullover is reminiscent of lace – winter lace. Johanna's simple brocade repeat and slim-fitted styling create a romantic silhouette. Bodice and sleeves are long. Garter bands define the waist, neckline, and hems. a 3-button placket closure at the shoulder gives easy access and a bit of additional decoration. Pieces are knit flat, bottom up, with seaming.