My newest pattern has jut come out in Interweave Weekend 2010 - Briseis pullover. As you can imagine with the large gauge this is fast to knit! It is worked from the top down using raglan shoulder shaping. The lace panels break up the heaviness of the chunky yarn nicely..I especially like how the openness worked on the sleeves. This lace panel is worked on both right and wrong side rows so takes a little bit of concentration before you join to work in the round.
The deep v-neck and the waist shaping also create a flattering fit for a heavier gauged yarn.
The sweater is knit using Blue Moon Fiber Arts ThickieThin yarn. This was just wonderful yarn to work with, the most beautiful color and very, very soft. In fact I loved there yarn so much my next self-published project will be in their BFL sports weight in the lovely Copperline colorway. Sue is just finishing up the body of the cardigan and is only now finishing the FIRST hank of yarn! How’s that for yardage.
The details of this design:
Finished Size 32¾ (35½, 38½, 41½, 44¼, 48¾, 51½)” bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 35½”, modeled with 1–2” positive ease.
Yarn Blue Moon Fiber Arts Thickie Thin (100% wool; 240 yd 219 m/226 g): spinel, 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins.
Needles Size 11 (8 mm): 32” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); waste yarn; tapestry needle.
I’m wearing the sample with about 1” of positive ease but you can adjust that a little as you work as it is worked top down, add more or less waist shaping to suit your shape well.
CRAFTY ALLEY, Killarney
I’ll be teaching a knitting workshop in Crafty Alley on the 9th of October. The workshop will be based on my Captiva Wrap and I’ll use the pattern to work through a few different areas; how to read a chart, working short rows and some basic lace. I’ve put a few more details up here, and you can contact Kathy for more details.