Lin Sweater: knit.purl Spring/Summer 2016

March was really tough month for me. I had a worst flu ever in my life. I have a good news too on March. But, I didn’t have any energy to write about it.
I’m very happy to introduce my new design ‘Lin sweater’ finally. It’s up on knit. purl S/S issue.

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I did copy the detail of this sweater on Ravelry design page.

With its top-down, saddle-shoulder construction and luxurious Dune yarn from Shibui Knits, this sweater breezes off the needles. The stripes are worked in modern, subtle colors with an interesting joining detail on the front.

Finished Size 35¼ (38¼, 41¾, 45½, 49)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 38¾”; modeled with 4¼” of positive ease.

Yarn Shibui Knits Dune (50% baby alpaca, 25% baby camel, 25% silk; 142 yd 130 m/1¾ oz 50 g): tar (A), 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) hanks; velvet (B), 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) hanks.

Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 24” and 32” circulars (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

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It was happy moment to work used Shibui yarn. I had heard about this yarn but, didn’t get a chance to use them till then.

Whole issue is here.  Ravelry design page is here.

 

 

Medalion Blouse

It’s almost end of April. My shoulders are getting better and I’m ready to knit again.
Preview of Interweave summer, 2015 is up a couple days ago. I have to write up something on my blog hurry.
I’m so lucky to show two of my designs on the knit.purl S/S issue. Introduced Labyrinth cardigan already and It’s time to talk about Medallion blouse. I got inspiration about this garment from insect. Especially beetle.
This blouse has very unique shape. Back width is larger than front. Also, Back armhole depth is deeper than front.
Suggest over 10″ positive ease for your bust size. I’m sure it has very comfortable fit.

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Finished Size 48 (52, 56, 60½)” bust circumference. Blouse shown measures 48″, modeled with 14″ of positive ease.

Yarn Knit Picks Comfy Worsted (75% pima cotton, 25% acrylic; 109 yd [100 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #24797 doe, 8 (8, 9, 10) skeins. Yarn distributed by Crafts Americana.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): straight and 16″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); removable m; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 18 sts and 25 rows = 4″ in St st.

A charted lace pattern makes a medallion at the neck of this pullover, while the extra-wide back creates ruching at the shoulder seams. The overall look is retro, yet sophisticated.

Labyrinth cardigan

I’m back! 🙂 I was so quiet last two months. I have a pain on my right lower shoulder since I was a little girl. It was no big deal and I knew how to deal with it. But, pain came back to me again and I needed to time to take care of myself.
It was peaceful and lazy vacation from all crafty things.
I feel much better. I can’t wait to hold yarn and needle on my hands anymore.
Also I would love to show my newest design titled Labyrinth cardigan in knit.purl magazine.

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Finished Size 30 (32 ½ , 36, 39)” bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 30″, modeled with 4″ of negative ease.

Yarn Fibra Natura Good Earth (53% cotton, 47% linen; 204 yd [187 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #103 desert, 8 (8, 9, 10) skeins. Yarn distributed by Universal Yarn.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 32″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; 7 (7, 7, 8) 1 1/8” buttons.

Gauge 23 sts and 29 rows = 4″ in Rib and Welt patt.

Worked in one piece to the armholes, this jacket features an allover maze-like pattern of knits and purls that creates ribs and welts across the fabric. The effect on gauge is intriguing. Because the fabric behaves much like a rib, choose a size with negative ease.

I will be back with my onother design. Happy Knitting!

Rheya Cardigan

ⓒInterweave Knits, Haper Point

Rheya cardigan, this is another my design for Interweave Knits, Spring 2015 with Velum cardigan. I used very thin yarn and thin needles also. It needs a lots of endurance and the result is always pleased. Preview page is here. It’s available digital download only at the Interweave store now. Physical release is in February 17th. Ravelry Design page is here.

I suggested yellowgreen for MC and rubyred for CC. I made sample swatch used those colour. Here are some of options for colour variations for this delicate lacy cardigan.

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Designer Maria Leigh

Finished Size 34½ (38½, 42½, 46½, 50½)” bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 34½”, modeled with ½” of positive ease.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Heritage Solids (75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon; 437 yd 400 m/3½ oz 100 g): #5643 sunflower (MC), 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) skeins; #5652 mustard (CC), 1 skein.

Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): 32” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; ten ½” buttons.

Gauge 37 sts and 39 rows = 4” in lace patt, relaxed; 28 sts and 42 rows = 4” in lace patt, stretched.

A leaf lace corrugated with purl ribs makes a fabric that hugs curves. TheRheya Cardigan focuses on fit throughout—the set-in sleeve is worked in the round, then divided for the cap. Narrow shoulders and waist-shaping complete the tailored look.

Velum Cardigan

I would love to introduce my newest design Velum Cardigan, Interweave Knits, Spring 2015. Preview is just upload this afternoon. Total two designs picked by Editor for this issue. Another is Rheya Cardigan. I had to use thin needles and thin yarn for both delicate projects. It’s so happy to meet them on the Megazine. Can’t wait to get a copy. It’s available digital download only at the Interweave store now. Physical release is in February 17th. Ravelry Design page is here.

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ⓒ Interweave Knits, Haper Point

Designer Maria Leigh

Finished Size 40½ (44½, 49, 53)” bust circumference. Cardigan shown measures 40½”, modeled with 7½” of positive ease.

Yarn Brown Sheep Company Cotton Fleece (80% cotton, 20% merino wool; 215 yd [197 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #CW-240 pink-a-boo, 9 (10, 12, 14) skeins.

Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): 60″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle; stitch holder.

Gauge 20 sts and 34 rows = 4″ in Seed st.

The roomy Velum Cardigan is worked in one piece, beginning at the lower edge of the back. Once the back and fronts are worked, stitches for the edging are cast on and then worked in lace all around the body, joining the narrow lace band by picking up stitches along the body and decreasing the two pieces together.