Have you seen the new issue of The Knitter? Issue 86 has a four page feature on me! I've also got a design in this issue.
I was blown away when I read the introduction to the feature: 'Her exquisitely beautiful lace patterns and colour work have made Anniken one of our most popular designers'. I'm blushing just reading that. So if you want to find out more about me: how I got started as a designer, who my design heroes are, what my favourite yarn is, where I find my design inspiration etc, get hold of issue 86.
Lots of photos of my designs too.
My daughters even appear in a few of the photos. Actually, Emily only had her hands make an appearance.
I've also got a design in this issue. Charis is a wispy, featherlight summer top with a leafy lace pattern up the centre front.
Charis is worked in the round from the bottom up. Front and back are then worked separately from the underarm to the shoulders which are joined by working a three needle cast off. Stitches are picked up around the armhole which are worked in the round from the top down with short row sleeve cap shaping. This means no sewing up. Just weave in your ends. Block. And the sweater is ready to wear!
Charis is worked in Lotus Silky Cashmere Fingering (which will be for sale in my shop once I've re-listed all the left over yarns from Woolfest) which is a luxurious lace weight (despite being called 'fingering weight' it's actually a 2ply lace weight yarn) blend of silk and cashmere. It's not a cheap yarn but you will only need 2-4 skeins depending on the size. The pattern includes sizes 8-10, 12-14, 16-18, 20-22, 24-26.
I love everything about this sweater and I really enjoyed knitting it. I'm hoping to have time to knit one for myself later this year.
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