I created this classic topdown raglan jacket - simply shaped reversible fabric with a slight A-line body and overlapped front. Crete's design is perfect for balancing hand-dyed yarn variations. Nearly every stitch is a knit as you alternate skeins from opposite ends, every two rows. It's one of my newest designs, the tests are wrapping up and a KAL,
sponsored by Dragonfly Fibers, will begin the 1st of September.
Here are the specs to be sure you have yarn on hand :
Sizes 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)
Actual measurement is 36 3/4 (40, 44, 48 1/2, 52, 56 3/4, 61 1/4) inches at underarm - which includes the overlapping front.
This garment is made to be worn with a little positive ease.
4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins Dragonfly Traveller, 100% super wash merino, 280 yards per skein.
Shown in color Winterfell
Another pattern in the works is Cracker
I have just to add some technique pictures and it's ready. Here is a little info on what you might need to make one for yourself :
Bottom : A 26 inch square blanket of 16 blocks was made with 9 skeins of Quince Lark :
4 MC Poppy
1 each of Blue Bird's Egg, Aleutian, Glacier and Belize
1 border Carrie’s Yellow
The gauge was 18 stitches and 36 rows to 4 inches in garter, with a US8 needle.
The border is Garter.
Top : A 28 inch square blanket of 16 blocks was made with 5 skeins of Cestari Cotton :
3 skeins Dandelion
2 skeins Oyster Gray
The gauge was 20 stitches and 40 rows to 4 inches in garter, with a US6 needle.
I think that the blue was deeper and even more magical.
The campers brought tees and socks to transform.
They also used old swatches, abandoned projects along with sticks, old tees and other found objects to create new things. I was thrilled to be a part of a wonderful summer adventure for so many children at Callanwolde's Camp program.
Chutes + Ladders was the first pattern that I published as NellKnits,
w a y b a c k in 2011.
Not really so very long ago. However, my writing style has changed. I believe that I have refined my style. And more importantly, as a knitter, I have grown so much!
One small goal that I have is to redo several of my own pieces; to replenish the ever in and out sample stock, and to go over some of the patterns, or update a discontinued yarn suggestion.
Quince + Co Chickadee is the yarn I wrote this for, and is what I cast on with once again. Here it is in the beautiful shade River - ready to go.