Monday, May 17, 2010

Still Light Tunic

There cannot be a better way to start a week than with a new pattern! This tunic is sure my favorite and I've been wearing it a lot (the new pictures show the small signs of wear).

With lightweight yarn and fitting upper body this dress flatters many figures. It’s perfect for many seasons, easily altered with yarn choices and the pockets are most convenient! The dress (or tunic) is knitted all in one piece, from top down.

Sizes: x-s, s, m, l, x-l
Finished bust circumference: 31 (35.5, 39.5, 43.5, 47)”/80 (90, 100, 110, 120) cm
Yarn: 1531 - 2406 yards (1400 - 2200 m) of DROPS Alpaca or other fingering/4 ply yarn.
Gauge: 26 sts and 34 rows in 4" (in Stockinette stitch)


Tuesday, May 4, 2010


One Saturday in February there was themed night on television about Paris. Or maybe it was March already. Well, never mind the details. The point is, that I had nothing interesting on needles at that time and had one great idea of this light open cardi. I thought it would be done so very quickly (I tend to underestimate the time needed for everything), but it wasn't. I have been knitting it (on and off) ever since, very slowly.

Two weeks ago my mother had a big birthday party - and I happened to have the perfect dress. But needed a nice cardigan to keep me warm. I remembered my paris cardigan, was absolutely sure it would be done in a few nights and knitted away. The day of the party came and went by, but the cardi was never finished. And my interest faded away, again.

Now there will be a lot of parties this month and the next (birthdays, graduations and so on). I decided to force myself to pick up the needles and now it is finally done! Phew.

Pattern: my own
Yarn: DROPS Alpaca
Needles: 3,5 mm

I'm thrilled with the outcome, it's so sweet and fun. It's knitted in one piece from front to front and then stitches picked up from the armhole for set-in-sleeves. I folded the front edges for heavier structure and it worked just as I hoped it would.