Sunday, September 18, 2011

Coastal Knits

Continuing the seaside theme, sometime in early August I finished another sample knit for Knitbot's Hannah Fettig.

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This time it was a design for her lovely new collection of patterns, Coastal Knits. This book is a collaboration between her and Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting fame. I really love this collection and plan to knit every single design in it.

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The sweater I was commissioned to knit was the Bayside Pullover, knit in Euroflax linen. Like all of Hannah's patterns, this sweater is simple and timeless with a lovely design details that makes the garment special, in this case, the cables that elegantly flow down the sides of the body. The type of sweater that never goes out of style and looks good on a wide range of body types.

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It was my first time knitting a sweater out of linen. It was very slow going, and difficult to get perfectly smooth stitches, but I was happy not to be working with wool or alpaca in the scorching summer heat. And this linen has a sheen and a drape that is hard to beat.

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Don't you just love that colour? Reminds me of sea glass.

It's probably a good thing that this sample was a bit too small for me, or else I would have been very tempted to keep it for myself.

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(please forgive the so-so photos, they were taken pre-SLR)

More details here.


Margie Oomen



elena gold


you did a lovely job! i did the exact detail on an allover cabled cardigan- so cool to see it isolated as the feature on a simple pullover! great idea. :)



Sea glass + linen= gorgeous!!!!! I just went ovet to ravelry to see all your! just amazing! I need to move to a more sweater-weather kind of place.



lovely! this yarn feels wonderful after a good go in the dryer. You are so generous to knit these beauties for other people.



Beautiful! I have had the pleasure of seeing this knit in person. You did a marvelous job. It's sparrow/quince & co., though, no? :)



To answer Madder's question, the calls for either Sparrow by Quince and Co, or Louet Euroflax sport weight. Hannah sent me the Euroflax for this sample. But it would be beautiful in Sparrow too!