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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Grannie #2 and Yarn Forward Magazine

I finally had some time to get a final shot of Grannie #2 this past weekend! Here's the details:

Grannie Smith #2

Pattern: Grannie Smith Cardigan by moi
Yarn: Lanas Puras Melosa Fingering 3 skeins of Eggplant
Needles: Size 4
Started: June 2007
Finished: October 2007

Pattern Notes: This sweater is just a slight variation to the original Grannie in Kid silk. I changed up the yarn, made the sleeves a bit shorter, and added one more button. The wool gives the sweater a bit tighter fit than the kid silk, which I really like.

I have created a special version of Grannie Smith with all the details for working it up in the Lanas Puras yarn - which is up for sale at One Planet Yarn and Fiber. If you have purchased the pattern in the past from me and would like to have this version emailed to you, please drop me a line at: neoknits AT yahoo DOT com. Please include your paypal email address when writing.

And we have a busy day here at neoknits with another Secret Reveal long in the making! I made this sweater over a year ago for Hip Knits, but then it got pulled to be included in Kerrie's Yarn Forward Magazine. Sometimes patience brings better opportunities I suppose! :)

by Melissa Wehrle

Victoria Cardigan

Victoria is a 3/4 sleeve cardigan with a neckline that starts out as a crew and ends in a V. Mesh stitch lace panels running up each side seam add a touch of interest. Worked up in Aran weight cashmere, it's a quick satisfying knit for even the busiest knitter.

You can find this pattern in Issue #3 of Yarn Forward Magazine.


Katinka said...

Pretty, pretty knits! The neckline on Victoria adds a very elegant touch. :)

gleek said...

ooh, i like the changes you made to granny smith. it's almost an entirely new design! isn't amazing how that can happen?

Kelly said...

Two beautiful sweaters! I love the modified version of Granny Smith - it's amazing what a change of yarn can do.

dlittlegarden said...

Ooh! These are both lovely! I was just looking at your Granny Smith pattern the other week, thinking about a non-fluffy yarn....

Octopus Knits said...

They're both lovely!

If one wanted to make a longer sleeved version of Grannie #2 (in the 34" size), do you think you'd need an extra skein of the suggested yarn (Lanas Puras)?


Veronique said...

Your new Granny Smith is lovely, and I was so happy to see it in person at Rhinebeck :)
Congrats on the new pattern. I love the crew neck that becomes a V neck. Now, if only we could easily get our hands on this mag in the States...

amanda said...

The new Grannie smith is nice, and i'm glad to see it in a different yarn. I'm using elann baby silk right now and need to give it more attention!!

Jen (pieKnits) said...

Congrats on two more beautiful patterns! The Lanas Puras is really beautiful.

the knitrider said...

I love G2! Can you send it to me in case I want to knit it in the future? I think the address is streets26 at yahoo. Anyways, I restarted G1 with the whole body at once this time and I am nervous!!

Victoria is a gorgeous and practical sweater! I love it!

Carolyn said...

Both look great. I LOVE Victoria!


carrie said...

you are totally amazing! they both look great.

goodkarma said...

What lovely cardis! I like that Victoria looks classic at first glance but has interesting details to set it apart. Phooey on the London trip; I hope another one comes up soon.