Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Channelling Brucie....

It's starting to feel a little like a 'Strictly Come Dancing' moment where the out of breath dancer and celebrity get to Bruce and are told 'you're my favourites' because we have so many of our favourite designers using our yarns at the moment! Get ready for a run of posts about some fab new designs that we've spotted. Seriously, we can't get enough!

As you know, Jeni got to hang out with some pretty cool British designers in TNNA and one of them was the ever so talented Ann Kingstone. Ann recently published a collection called 'A Time To Knit' and in it we spied a stunning pullover that made us go a little weak at the knees quite frankly. The pattern is called 'Mallorn' and calls for both Scrumptious Sport and Scrumptious Lace to work the incredible lace yoke.

Image credit Verity Britton

This uniquely constructed yoke consists of an overlace and contrast underlayer that are knitted separately on picked up stitches from the same circle of icord. The two layers are joined at the bottom of the yoke with a three needle icord bind-off. The remainder of the body and sleeves are knitted on picked up stitches from the icord bind-off. Short rows drop the front neck for a flattering fit on curvier ladies.

Mallorn close up
Image credit Verity Britton

Mallorn is available as either a single pattern or as part of the A Time To Knit collection and can be purchased directly on Ravelry. The pattern is available in a range of 14 sizes from 32" - 58" at the full bust measurement.

The colourway used for the main body is 'Gold' and calls for Scrumptious 4ply Sport.  The contrast was created in the 'Cherry' colourway before using Scrumptious Lace to create the delicate golden lace overlay.  We can see lots of stunning contrast colours such as Gold and Teal or for something more subtle, a delicate Rose and Slate combination would be jaw dropping.

Thanks for giving us hours of conjuring up colour combinations Ann!



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