Wednesday, 27 June 2012

How to Justify Not Writing a Pattern

Make an adult version, ahem, because you need to, to um, do the maths ;)

For the main colour I used my own hand dyed BFL DK in the colourway 'Shapes in the Clouds'. This yarn feels really sturdy and is warm and soft, I think it's the perfect sweater yarn.  

The contrasting yarn is Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted in colourway 'Early Light'. 

This sweater is the perfect length. originally, I worked the same cable detail from the yoke for the hem of the body, but found that it didn't sit right, so I ripped back and worked a plain garter stitch band instead, and now it's perfect.

Notice that the sleeve cuffs have the cable detail too...

I added short rows between the cabled sections for a higher neck back. I was worried it would be very noticeable, but it worked well, and makes for a good fit.

So now I really need to write up this pattern and the original 'Bella', which will come in child sizes up to 10 years. I'll just put the kettle on first...


  1. These are beautiful designs Dani ! I love the fit of your adult sweater and all the little interresting details. Count me in for test knit when / if needed.

  2. Oh, oh.. lovely models and patterns.

  3. I totally agree.. (he he he.. three french in a row..)

  4. Oh my... i can't wait for the pattern and will happily let you do the maths!! This sweater is gorgeous, simple and elegant. Bravo!

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