Go Home, Knitwear Fashion…

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… you’ll be embarrassed once you’ve sobered up!

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Well, at least they do it to men, too… (by SIBLING | London Fashion Week Jan 2013)

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I did it!

Really, I did! I dragged myself, kicking and screaming, into the Century of the Fruitbat. (If you’ll excuse the Discworld reference…)

Yesterday I set up a Facebook page for reWOLLuzza. Good thing no-one was there to tape that 2 hour session in front of my computer. Things looked strange. Things didn’t do as they were supposed to do. Cursing ensued. The monitor got shouted at. Cats ran and hid themselves in the closet. Things got deleted. Things were redone. Several times. More cursing. 

reWOLLuzza arrives in the Year of the Fruitbat

reWOLLuzza arrives in the Century of the Fruitbat

But I did it. You know…  kicking and screaming.

Now I’ll have to find out how to get it out there into the big knitting world, get people to notice (and maybe even like) it so that all the nerves I wrecked struggling with this evil manifestation of the modern age new and exciting method of communication won’t go to waste.*

It’s still kind of rudimentary, but I’m working on it. And I promise to keep the cursing down to a barely audible mutter…

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*That’s a discreet hint for y’all to go there, have a look, press any like buttons you can find and tell all your friends about it. Ahem. Hint, hint.
And maybe, maybe, I’ll even get a facebook account for myself. In time…

New Pattern: Garland

It’s that time of the year – patterns are popping out of the ground left, right and center. And one of them’s mine…

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To find this on the cover of Pom Pom Quarterly (a magazine whose style I’ve adored from the first issue and wanted to contribute to ever since) was such a nice surprise when I looked in to Ravelry after a long (and a little frustrating) day at work.

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I love layering several skirts or dresses and tops with different lengths – and in winter, you just need that one extra layer made of the lightest, feathery yarn; wide and short enough to let all layers swing freely and simple in shape and stitch pattern so as not to overwhelm the outfit. That’s Garland!

A boxy, oversized sweater with long, ribbed drop sleeves. Mostly plain stockinette, the body is the perfect canvas to show off beautiful mohair lace yarns, with just a little delicate lace garland above the ribbed hem and around the armscyes.
The wide neckline is framed by a slightly funneled, folded ribbed collar.

Garland DetailJess from sofTrope died this beautiful, light green colourway (called ghazal) on a base of silk and kid mohair (Kidsilk Lace). It was a huge treat to knit with, so soft and silky. As a statement about the awesomeness of this yarn, just let me say this: I enjoyed knitting with it, even though I had to work on the sample during a spell of sweltering heat…

You can get this and 9 other beautiful, romantic patterns more as well as a whole load of articles and tutorials in the Winter issue of Pom Pom Quarterly, which you can order here (in print + digital for £ 9.50).

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All pictures courtesy of Pom Pom Quarterly.

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