Whew! I’m finally able to publish my new cardigan pattern, Eve’s Rib.
We have a cute Little Brown Sweater in the shop. It was placed there on consignment by an elderly knitter who could not remember where the pattern, if any, came from. Yet it seemed everyone wanted to knit the LBS, myself included. I thought it would be smart to write a pattern for the Little Brown Sweater with a few important modifications. The original LBS had set-in sleeves and was knitted in pieces and sewn together. Who wants to set in sleeves made of chunky yarn? Not me! In fact, who wants seams of any kind on a simple little cardigan? So, Eve’s Rib is top-down, raglan sleeved and seamless, though it retains the original 3×3 ribbing that made LBS so cute. I’ve elongated Eve a little too, to update her silhouette. She’s designed for Cascade Eco and Eco+ which we carry at Rosehaven (in fact, it’s the best sleeper-bargain in the entire shop ;) Lovely Lesley tells me we’ll be getting a bunch of new colors just in time for fall.
So that’s that.
Check out some happy scenes from last weekend’s Sock Camp!
We covered a tremendous amount of material. I think everyone learned a lot, especially me!
In other events, it’s been cold and rainy. The humidity has risen a little over the last couple of days making it feel a little warmer. Unfortunately, it was decidedly unpleasant for our weekend visitors :(
In an uncharacteristically timely manner, I have begun The Birthday Sweater! Unlike other years, I will NOT be working on this project on December 20th (1 day after deadline). By Lesley-magic, I was able to procure the required amount of Malabrigo Rios in the colorway “Playa” which heretofore seemed impossible. It is every bit as beautiful as I’d hoped :) More on that as the project progresses.
Tomorrow, Lesley and I depart for points east where we’ll be participating in the Twist Fibre Festival in Saint-André-Avellin, Quebec. Pictures to come!