Wow! Two in a month! Not a lot of new ensembles made this month, but hey, two new patterns! I’d say I’ve had a busy month.
My newest pattern is for dear, sweet Patience! It’s her first, and she’s very excited!
I included Patience’s measurements on the for sale page as well as in the pattern in case you have a doll that might be close to her in size. I’ve always thought she is about like Barbie’s boyfriend, Ken, not including her head, of course.
I hope you all are having a great day today! It’s a crystal clear sunny, yet cool day here in northern Illinois.
Happy Saturday to you all! The snowfall from this past week is almost all melted around here, and spring is feeling just a bit more of a reality than it did a week ago. Yay! I know a lot of you already have lots of blossoms and blooms happening in the garden. That sounds wonderful!
My latest cardigan from the “Rosies and Lavender” ensemble has been published. It uses fingering weight yarn and can be worn as a cardigan or reversed to look like a pullover. I reworked the neckline to dip in a little bit, so it does not cut across the neck. The lace panels are on the back, sleeves, and along the front edges. The sewn bind off keeps the hemlines stretchy so that the lace can remain open and beautiful.
The lace stitch panels are only 9 stitches wide with lace rows worked on two right side rows every 6 rows. You are not constantly knitting lace stitches. I also have the lace stitches written in a vertical format that I find easy to follow. They are also graphed. To alleviate mistakes, I added instructions for using ring markers to mark off your lace panels so that you can count your stitches immediately after knitting those stitches. The rows that each of the two different lace rows are worked on are also noted on the charts and graph. I try to make knitting these lace panels as foolproof as possible as I tended to forget yarn overs or decreases. This method works for me every time.
Hi all. I hope this new week is starting out great for you. Sorry it took me so long to get this pattern published, but it’s ready for your knitting pleasure now!
This pattern is the first for Patsy and Ann Estelle. It is a light weight cropped cardigan knit with lace yarn. I used Knit Picks Aloft, a mohair/silk blend. The stitches are tiny, but the fuzziness of the yarn hides stitch imperfections. I actually enjoy knitting with lace yarn over heavier yarn. It creates less hand strain because it is so light weight, but yes, it is harder to see.