I feel time of the past months just have been running like water in a spring brook. I wonder if all this sunny weather has anything to do with it, if it has been dreary and grey I bet it would have felt much more depressing, but au contraire - cheerful and warm.. even now in it's 50ies, while many others are enjoying the excessive snow early this year!
I have only recently got a chance to start breaking out my hand knits. But I have been knitting so intensely... I feel very inspired this Fall and the opportunities are just great, so I can't wait to share them with you. This week a new collection of patterns from Blue Sky Alpacas has been released and I am so happy to have a design included in it.
Knot sleeve blouse is made using unique and luxurious yarn called Royal. This yarn is from royal alpaca, without a hint of any guard hairs that makes it incredibly soft and warm.
Classically shaped with a deep-scooped neckline this blouse makes it easy to pair up with various other outfits in your wardrobe. Twist detail on the sleeve was really fun to work out as I had a vision how I wanted it to look like. In the end the instructions for it are fairly simple and even a beginner or beginner intermediate knitter can make them without a problem!
I really love the look of this Seaglass colorway, with it's blue and undertones of seafoam teal... I personally think team at BSA did tremendously well with styling and photo shoot. I hope next month to get a window of opportunity and make one for myself, those sleeves just too cool not to have in my collection of handknits.
Here are some pattern specs:
Published in: Blue Sky Alpacas Pattern Leaflet
Published: December 2010
Yarns: Blue Sky Royal
Gauge: In St st with smaller needle, 26 sts and 38 rows = 4"
Needle Size: Size 4 (3.5 mm) 34-36" circular needle, Size 3 (3.25 mm) 34-36" circular needle and set of 2 double pointed needles
Yardage: 864 to 1,152
Sizes Available: 30, 32, 34, 36, 37½, 39¼, 41½, 43¼, 45, 46¾
For more information: www.blueskyalpacas.com
Notes: This exquisite fitted cardigan features a pretty scoop neck and an ingenious knot-sleeve detail.
Queue it up on Ravelry!
Stay tuned, new patterns and more coming this week!