We're on holiday until August 24th. Digital products are still available for purchase

0

Your Cart is Empty

Sabbatical Cardigan

March 19, 2010

0 Comments

While Ysolda buries herself in pattern writing and sizing issues I thought I’d show you my latest finished sweater.  It’s a Sabbatical by Connie Chang Chinchio which was a surprise extra pattern in the winter issue of Twist Collective last year.
[photopress:sabbatical_5.jpg,full,centered]

The thing I loved most about this pattern is that it made me feel extremely clever.  It’s worked in pieces with shaping at the waist and then of course for the armholes and neckline, and the shaping has to be integrated into the edges of the lace pattern.  This took a bit of concentration for the first few rows, but once things clicked in my head it was so satisfying to see the shapes appear whilst keeping the very addictive lace pattern in line.  The pieces made it perfect travel knitting and I managed to knit most of it while on holiday in January.

[photopress:sabbatical_7.jpg,full,centered]

Making this taught me such a lot about shaping in lace and how stitch patterns work, as well as how to read (and fix!) my lace knitting.  As a result I think its made me a better knitter which makes me very happy!

I knit this in yarn from UK Alpaca, its a wool and alpaca blend which was lovely to work with – so soft and yet its wearing beautifully and I’ve hardly taken it off.  I seem to be wearing it in all the yarn-choosing sessions we’re having for Ysolda’s new book!

[photopress:sabbatical_1.jpg,full,centered]

ysoldateague
ysoldateague



Also in Blog

2020 Birthday sale week 3
2020 Birthday sale week 3

July 16, 2020 0 Comments

In the selection this week are some of our favourite yarns for jumpers, and some inspiring plants and home textile books. It's the first time Lopi and Einrúm have been available since early March! A reminder that this week’s collection items are ONLY available until Tuesday 21st July, and then will be replaced by the next birthday sale update.
Read More
2020 Birthday Sale Week 2
2020 Birthday Sale Week 2

July 09, 2020 0 Comments

In the selection this week are favourite yarns we love for a range of projects and a selection of books for inspiration and ideas. A reminder that this week’s collection items are ONLY available until Tuesday 14th July then will be replaced by the next birthday sale update. 
Read More
2020 Birthday Sale Week 1
2020 Birthday Sale Week 1

July 01, 2020 0 Comments

Birthday Sale Goes Live Today...

.... And it's a big one! Usually, the sale runs across a set number of days and things get pretty fast paced around here with shipping and customer service emails. With the need to continue to prioritise staff safety and a smaller team than usual, we decided to make this a whole birthday month. 

Read More

Subscribe