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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The Knitter issue 85 - Nereid

Issue 85 of The Knitter is in shops now and I've got a fabulous design in this issue. The Knitter starts their introduction to this design with: 'Anniken Allis has the ability to combine beautiful lace patterns with elegant shapes to create stunning garments'. I'm blushing after reading that.

Nereid combines cables and lace with stocking stitch for an elegant garment with an interesting construction. The sleeves and yoke are worked sideways in two pieces with shaping for the neck. Those two pieces are then seamed and stitches picked up for the body which is worked in the round from the top down with waist shaping. This makes it really easy to make the body longer or shorter.

If you'd like the sleeves longer, then work more repeats before and after the neck shaping.

For 'Nereid' I used Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk 4ply which is a very soft yarn with amazing drape. This top is perfect for summer but can also be worn over a long sleeved t-shirt as a layering garment for the rest of the year.

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