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.

Pop up sale!

minisweaterCome to this tiny holiday market featuring original hand-crafted gifts and accessories by three five Vancouver designers.  You’ll find beautiful leather goods, amazing Selfie dolls, stylish knitted & crocheted things like chunky cowls and tiny sweater ornaments, and more. We might even have cookies for you!

Here’s a preview for you (click on any image to enlarge)
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Some of Katharina Brand‘s beautiful leather ornaments & lavender sachets
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Some lovely warm items by Candice Leung
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Imagine wrapping a gift card in one of these wallets made from vintage maps of Vancouver!

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