The Knitter issue 99 is a bumper issue for me as I have three designs in this issue. I did not design the shawl on the cover but I really like it!
Candytuft is a sweet little lace top which is knitted in Drops Alpaca which is a 4ply yarn. This is a cropped little top with an all over lace pattern but it can easily be made longer. Just work more of the lace pattern before the armhole shaping. However, you will need more yarn.
Candytuft is designed to be layered over a dress or blouse. It is worked in the round to the underarms; the front and back are then worked separately to the shoulders, which are joined by working a three-needle cast-off. Garter stitch edgings are knitted on around the armhole and neck line - this means no sewing up.
Rondeau is a fun little summer sweater worked in Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk 4ply which is a lusciously soft and silky yarn.
To create the garment, a lace panel is worked first for the centre front and back. Stitches are picked up along the sides of the lace panel, then the sides of the garment and the dolman sleeves are worked in garter stitch stripes. The result looks fresh and summery, and will be comfortable to wear.
I love the lace pattern on the front of Rondeau. This could also be layered over a blouse or long sleeved t-shirt in the colder seasons.
Flora is a crescent shawl I designed for Artesano a few years ago and it is also available as a free download here. Flora takes just one skein of sock yarn (400m/100g).
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