Thursday, December 17, 2009

A new mission

After releasing Brigade, I was looking forward to a few weeks of easy knitting and picking up some of my neglected projects that have been waiting patiently for me to come back and finish them.  However, I have been asked if I would like to submit 4 or 5 patterns for a knitwear fashion show which will be happening in Chicago at the end of February!  I was flattered and ecstatic and very happy . . . a feeling which lasted a few seconds, at which point I realized that I will need to get 2 or 3 projects designed and knitted in about two months!!  Of course I said yes, and will now be working feverishly to get everything done in time.

I think I have figured out what I am going to do for the show, but I am not sure if I can get everything done in time.  As  Tim Gunn says, I will "make it happen"  I wonder if this is the first step to me being famous!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Brigade Pullover

Military inspired knitwear exemplifies the ideal of form following function. General Raglan and Field Marshall Kitchener were not fashion designers. Their garments were not created for the runway, but for a military campaign. Their appeal, however, is timeless.

The Brigade Pullover extends this tradition. With seamless construction and an offset zippered placket, the sweater hints at its military heritage, while maintaining a modern, stylish design

This sweater is worked bottom up, with seamless construction. It features ribbed sleeves and side panels for a sleek, fitted look.

Yarn: Cascade 220, Cascade Yarns
Yarn Weight: Worsted
Needle Size: US7 (4.5mm)
Gauge: 20sts-28rows/4” in St st
Yardage: 1000 -1750 yards
Finished Sizes: 36(40,44,48,52) in. chest
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, waste yarn, 9”-12” zipper

This pattern is available for $7.00

Available for Purchase at Ravelry

or here