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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Secret Project Revealed!

The first pattern that I designed for Hipknits is up! Go check it out here. It's at the very bottom of the page.

And here are the details:

Annabelle by Melissa Wehrle

Annabelle front

Annabelle back

Difficulty Level


Materials needed

Hipknits Sock Weight Cashmere: 100% Cashmere; 656yds/600m per 100g skein; 2 [2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4] skeins
1 pair size US 2 (2.75mm) straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
1 size US 2 (2.75mm) 24” or longer circular needle
1 size US B (2.25mm) crochet hook
Stitch holders
One button


To Fit Bust: 32 [34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44] in / 81 [86, 91, 97, 102, 107, 112] cm
Finished Bust: 30 [32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42] in / 76 [81, 86, 91, 97, 102, 107] cm
Finished Length: 21.5 [22, 22.5, 23, 23.5, 24, 25] in / 54.5 [56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 64] cm


30 sts to 39 rows measured over 10cm (4 inches) in stockinette stitch
37 sts to 40 rows measured over 10cm (4 inches) in smocking pattern


Steph said...

Very cute! I love the keyhole back and the pleats on the sleeves!

Lolly said...

Melissa, it is amazing! I just love all of the details - specifically the cabled shaping around the waistline. Beautiful work - another great design from Miss M!! :)

gleek said...

very very cute! i LOVE the sleeves!

but wow, that would take me forever to make on size 2 needles :) i need to step up the pace.

aija said...

Wow, that's beautiful! Its pretty rare for me to *really* like a top or garment (other than socks, small projects) in handpainted yarn, but yours and the yarn just looks wonderful paired together.

Virginia said...

Wow, that is beautiful! I'm putting it on my to knit list!

Alison said...

Oh, how very pretty!

Jennifer said...

What a great design, love all the little details- especially the keyhole back!

Mandy said...

Wow, that's really beautiful. You have a knack for nicely proportioned garments with well-chosen design details.

Moni said...

Another beautiful design! I want one.

Kelly said...

Love it! i love all the delicate design features. Congrats on another great pattern.

cynic the lamb said...

Yay Melissa!!!! It's beautiful! I absolutely love it. I just may have to start knitting again because I MUST have that.

Marianne said...

I like the cable detail on the waist to provide some shaping. And the keyhole in the back is a nice touch as well.

Connie said...

Melissa, it's great! It's nice to see patterns for small gauges out there. Are you offering the pattern for sale? I checked the link you provided and it appears the pattern is available only with purchase of the yarn.

Karin said...

Another beauty Melissa! I love the waistline and back neckline details and the style is so-o-o forgiving! (Stylish and yet not clingy - somedays I want that). It's on my "To Do" list!

Wendy said...

Very nice top! I would totally go buy that, but I wear a plus size. (hoping to remedy my size situation soon....so I can buy awesome patterns like yours.

schrodinger said...

What a cute, cute pattern! Well done.

Anushka said...

I've just seen the top on the Hipknits website, and have to congratulate you on the publication - it's gorgeous and I especially love the shaping & keyhole back.

JulieFrick said...

That is so absolutely divine! If I weren't in a quick-knit mode (DK or heavier, please) as I have a toddler and thus little knitting time, I'd be all over it! Lovely details. A classic.

Valerie said...

That's gorgeous, Melissa!!

carrie said...

just seeing this now -- what a beautiful, amazing top! i especially love the waistline cables. simply lovely!

sylv said...

Wow !! but for the tiny gauge (to my taste and little available knitting-time), I'd have already bought it !!! I still may tho, it's so perfect and cute and well designed ! I'm wisting it !