ILT is here

When I first unwrapped the package of  LUFT that arrived by post last summer, I swooned. Literally.

And every stitch I made when working on this new design was a pleasure.

I’m very honoured and excited to be working with Woolfolk on this project. I love that their yarn is ethically-sourced, and have a great appreciation for their aesthetic.

They named this oversized pullover ILT, which means “oxygen” in Danish.  All the project details are here.

Sophistical – in Knitty First Fall

sophistical 11 - upsidedown How excited am I to be back in Knitty?

I’m very happy to present Sophistical. This is a great loose-fitting layering piece that’s mostly super-simple and quick to knit. The front and back are worked flat and seamed at the shoulders and sides. Drop sleeves are picked up and worked in the round until they’re exactly as long as you want. Simple 1×1 ribbing finishes the neckline.

However, there are a few slightly tricky parts that really add a lot of style: a tubular cast-on and bind-off start and finish your ribbing beautifully, three organic-looking welts on the front skew the hemline in an interesting way, a box pleat on the back adds a bit of swing, and short-row shaping provides a better fit at the shoulders.

The instructions include modifications for simplifying the pattern if you think you might not be up to the challenge (but don’t be afraid to give it a shot–what’s the worst that could happen? You can just unravel and try again . . .)

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Thanks to my two amazing dancer models, Kate Franklin and Vanessa Goodman.