Things have been a little on the quiet side over here as we've all been busy squirreling away at Fyberspates HQ. The retail site is now closed (thank you to all who sent us off with a bang) and we're all systems go for wholesale and.... new collections and patterns. Over the coming weeks there's going to be LOTS to tell you about and today is the first release of some of our new collaborations and patterns.
Meet Pellucid by Dieuwke Van Mulligen. Dieuwke has an eye for colour and clever construction and when we saw this tee worked up in Gleem Lace, we knew it was sure to be a hit with knitters. Pellucid is a simple top with sheer striping, created by alternating between one and two strands of lace weight yarn. It is designed to fit loosely, with around 10 cm / 4 inches of positive ease.
Worked top down, stitches are cast on for the neckline and shoulders. Front and back are worked flat, then joined in the round for the remainder of the body when sleeves are created by grafting a number of stitches from the back and front together.
As the gauge in this yarn and stitch pattern is quite different before and after blocking, instructions are added for how to calculate the final length of your garment.
We love this new design from Dieuwke and think it's perfect for the changeable weather here in the UK- a fascinating knit that is simple and stylish when finished. Sized from XS all the way up to 2XL, the garment will fit bust sizes 74cm (29inches) through to 124 cm (49 inches) with 10 cm / 4 inches of positive ease. The Smallest size only requires 2 skeins and the largest only 3 so it's not an expensive garment to knit.
We're highlighting some of our retailers who currently stock Gleem over on Facebook today so grab yourself some and get knitting.