Summer coming

DSC_1054BI just finished a new design – a pullover to wear to the beach. I’m debating about whether to call it West Egg (the fictional site of Gatsby’s house) or Sands Point (the real West Egg). The pattern’s still with the tech editor, but the shoot happened on Sunday, with my youngest, Peter, acting as the stylist and my oldest, Con, as the model. They’re collaborating here on doing a Snapchat while I’m trying to get the pictures right.

Specs? Bottom up raglan. Body starts off as front and back to form the side vents, then it’s knit in one piece to the armholes. Sleeves are knit in the round. The only seaming is along the raglan lines. Garter details along those lines and running up each side. Twisted cord  laces up the front.

Yarn? A dream to work with…Stacy Charles Fine Yarns Audra Mix…silk and linen. The gauge was a little looser here so that it would appear more open.

And the detail I love…the sleeve cuffs. Organized dropped stitches are “run” down to the cuff to create a slightly deconstructed look.

The pattern should be out the first week in June ~ just in time for the beach.

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