New Design: The Gate Sweater

 

Gate-Pullover

Photos by Nathan Rega, Harper Point Photography

 My newest design in the Winter issue of Knitscene – the Gate Sweater.

Sweater Details:
Sizes 30 (35, 40, 45, 50)" bust circumference; shown in size 35"
Yarn Valley Yarns Northfield (70% merino, 20% baby alpaca, 10% silk; 124 yd [113 m]/50 g):
• camel, 7 (7, 8, 8, 9) skeins
Gauge 20 sts and 32 rows = 4" in St st
Tools
• Size 6 (4 mm): 32" circular (cir) needle
• Size G (4 mm) crochet hook
• Markers (m)
• Stitch holders
• Yarn needle 

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Photos by Nathan Rega, Harper Point Photography

I was inspired to design this piece from an episode of Downton Abby! I remember during one of the many hours of watching that fabulous show I was taken in by something Lavinia was wearing. It was a blouse that had a lace motif that crawled across the shoulder. I loved how it looked and then began thinking of how that would translate to a knitted piece.

The answer for this piece was by knitting the sweater sideways. Being that the rest of the sweater is in stockinette it turns out to a pretty simple piece.

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Photos by Nathan Rega, Harper Point Photography

I finished off the bottom with a little seed stitch border to keep it from rolling. I hope you all enjoy knitting up one this fall! It would go perfect with a dark pair of jeans and boots!

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A very special 10-10!

Pumpkincookies
A birthday plate of pumpkin cookies to celebrate another 10/10! This past year was filled with lots of excitement. We started out in the beautiful city of San Francisco, living on the majestic west coast, enjoying the fruits (aka grapes) of Napa Valley and all that California has to offer. Then this summer we took the drive cross country and began our life in the Boston area. 

My professional knit career has taken off and I am so proud to have been published in both Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits. To see my work in the color pages of a magazine is truly the coolest thing ever! I am hoping to continue to submit designs and make my small mark on the knitting world.

I also begin the next year of my life waiting for it's biggest and most exciting moment – the birth of our first born! I now understand all those moms and moms to be out there. This part of our lives is truly a special and unique one. From the first pregnancy test (remind me to tell you THAT story one day) to feeling it's first movement and realizing it's not gas (I think!) has been truly humbling.

Bump

I've been feeling great (knock on wood) and have just began to show. It's going to be an interesting winter and come March 2013 I'm going to have a lot more than knitting to obsess over!

To another year, a happy year, a blessed year! Thank you for all coming along the ride with me.

Happy Knitting!

PS. Don't worry I will be focusing more on my fabulous new Rocky Coast cardigan! More on that to come.