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...

5 comments:

  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.

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

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

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  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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