Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Flor de Jerez!

This one was designed to show off the subtle differences in a hand dyed yarn -- such as the Valley Yarn DK, dyed by Manos shown here.  (That's Bittersweet, one of the 6 colors I created for WEBS)!  This is the latest design in a series of patterns I've worked on this winter for this yarn.

I was going for a balance of both delicate and cozy, and wanted to play with different textures to really highlight the shades of apricot and pumpkin in this colorway. The sweater is actually quite simple to knit, but the combination is pretty striking.

A deep, shallow neckline gives it a nice modern-but-retro feel, and the hem is subtly shaped by the gauge difference between garter and cable panels.

I had a whole bunch of test knitters on this one, and was happily surprised at how it looked great on everyone - and worked in a variety of yarns.  It's easy to modify for depth or width, and although I like it with about 4" of ease for a loose fit, it also works with a more fitted silhouette.

Flor de Jerez is knit seamlessly from the bottom up - sleeves are knit separately and joined at the yoke, and a few short rows shape the neckline. Cables are both written and charted.

You can find all the info, purchase the PDF and see the test knits HERE.

The PDF is also for sale in the patterns section of the blog for $7.00.


Knitter from RI said...

Looking for "Alene's Wrap". Is it still available? Trying to find something that is drapey and warm, and this piece looks exactly right, but i cannot find it on Ravelry or on your site. Help- Please reprint it! Thanks! PS Your patterns ware beautiful! I have 3 others! Pat R

Thea said...

Sorry Pat, that one is no longer available. I had to take a few of my oldest patterns down as they just were not written to the level that I want things done to these days!