FW: Free Pattern from S. Charles Collezione
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APRIL 1, 2012
a lightweight blend of rayon and linen that shows off intricate stitch patterns to the max
Let's admit it, we all make mistakes. We trip, we say things we shouldn't, we drop things and they break. Even the most experienced of us, make mistakes in our knitting. We mis-cross cables, put the wrong color in a fair isle pattern and drop stitches. But how many of us do it on purpose? Irina Poludnenko has transformed the dreaded dropped stitch into brilliant part of her garment design. Her BRANDI Pullover (pictured above) has interior shaping that is completely engineered by cleverly placed columns of dropped stitches. Beautifully smooth SOLARIS, a classic summer yarn from S. Charles Collezione showcases the full-fashioned increases and decreases that shape stockinette stitch panels. A five-stitch twist pattern follows the shaping on either side. After the sweater pieces are knit to full length and bound off, the center stitch is unraveled to create the mesh design. The long bell sleeves and A-line shape keep BRANDI demure enough to wear to your air-conditioned office with just a camisole to conceal your naughtier bits. So enjoy dropping your stitches, if only everything we dropped could be construed as intentional.
DESIGN NOTE: When knitting a garment with so much interior shaping it is important to read the instructions through before you cast on to see how the entire sweater is constructed.
DESIGNER QUOTE: “When I was creating designs for this Spring, I was playing with a lot of mesh stitches since that is such a big trend for the season. With the Brandi Pullover, my goal was to create a sweater that felt solid and see-through at the same time.” – Irina Poludnenko
designed by Rosemary Drysdale
for an effortless chic
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Tahki Stacy Charles, Inc. | 70-30-80th Street | Building 36 | Ridgewood, NY 11385 | United States