My favourite part of this sweater is the big split cowl collar. I machine knitted a sweater for myself last year which has the same collar and I just love it.
The sweater has a trendy silhouette with 3/4 length sleeves making it perfect for layering.
The beautiful photography is by Kat Goldin who as well as being a great photographer (you'll see more of her photographs soon) is also a crochet and knit designer. It's great having another designer photographing your designs as they know the kind of shots you want and how to make knit and crochet look its best. I'm hoping to be able to work with Kat a lot more in the future.
The pattern is currently available for pre-order and the pattern will be available next week. It's currently being tech-edited by Joanne Scrace who is also a knit and crochet designer. By the way, Kat & Joanne are working on something very exciting for 2013. I'm not sure I'm allowed to say what yet but I'm very excited about it and I'm involved in it too.
'Aliona' was crocheted by Leni, aka The Fluffy Viking, who as well as being a fantastic sample knitter is also great at crochet.