Monday, June 20

Elinor Dashwood

I love this design and I am excited to be able to share it with you! While originally published in Tangled this past Winter, I think it makes a fabulous spring/summer project. Classic Elite Princess and Lacy Alpaca combine beautifully together, resulting in a feminine piece that compliments any figure. I hope you enjoy it!

With a subtle herringbone lace panel traveling up the front body and delicate waist shaping, this pullover exudes a lovely ethereal feel. To enhance the softness, the cuffs and neckline are highlighted with a beautiful alpaca lace fiber. This sweater will delight your knitting hands, as well as your eye for fashion.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
Woman’s x-small (small, medium, large, extra large). Instructions are given for the smallest size with larger sizes in parenthesis. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes. When a zero is used, no stitches are worked for that size.

This is a close-fitting sweater, so choose the size that is within 3/4” - 1” larger than actual bust measurement.
Bust circumference: 33 (35, 39, 43, 47) inches
Length: 23 (23.25, 24.25, 25, 26) inches
Sweater shown measures 33” with an ease of 1” in circumference

Classic Elite Princess (40% merino wool, 28% rayon, 15% nylon, 10% cashmere, 7% angora; 150 yd [137]/1.75 [50 gm]; CYCA 3): #3403 Genteel Gray 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) balls (MC)
Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace (70% Alpaca, 30% Silk; 460 yd [420.5m]/1.75oz [50 gm]; CYCA 1): #2403, Cloud Gray, 1 ball (CC)

• Body and sleeves - US 6 (4mm) needle OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
• Trim – US Size 3 (3.25mm) needle
• Stitch holders (m)
• Tapestry Needle


Thanks to Brittany Tyler for the beautiful photographs, to Classic Elite for the yarn support, and Tangled Magazine for the support and work!

Tuesday, June 14

The Tour de Fleece

The Tour de Fleece is fast approaching and I am totally signing up this year. Finally, my husband will take solace in the idea that biking and fiber CAN be united in solidarity. Won't he be thrilled?

I'll post shortly the fiber plans that I have in mind, so keep an eye out and join in!