Showing posts with label wavelette. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wavelette. Show all posts

12 April 2016

Pattern: Wavelette

Wavelette on Ravelry $8 (no account necessary)

Wavelette is a lovely layering piece with its lace front and delicate rolled hems. Fingering-weight yarn and a loose gauge make this light as air and quicker to knit than you might think.

Crest of the Wave (provided in both chart and written form), a variation on the classic Shetland Old Shale pattern, is easy to work and so gratifying with lacy bits and waves of double-strands of pearls (purls, really). This sweater is perfect for strolling on the beach or strutting out to dinner.

What you'll love about knitting Wavelette:

  • Worked in the round from the bottom up
  • Lace front provides knitterly interest without being too difficult
  • Very little finishing work

What you'll love about wearing Wavelette:
  • Fingering weight yarn makes this a lightweight, virtually year-round sweater depending upon what you layer beneath it
  • Delicate rolled hems at collar and cuff enhance the elegance of this sweater
  • Show-stopping lace panel in front makes this sweater truly special

Size/Finished Measurements
Chest: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches Shown in 36-inch with -2 inches ease.

  • Louet Gems Fingering Weight [100% Merino; 185 yards/169 Meters per 50 gram skein]; color: Cloud Grey; 4 [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9] skeins (approximately 666 [815, 977, 1145, 1325, 1509, 1685] yards)
  • US6/4.0mm 32-inch/80 cm circular needle
  • Set of US2/2.75mm double-pointed needles (DPNs)
  • Waste yarn
  • Stitch markers
  • Coil-less safety pins or other removable stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

24 sts x 26 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch on larger needle

Skills Needed
  • casting on
  • binding off
  • working in the round
  • knitting
  • purling
  • increasing
  • decreasing
  • following written or charted instructions for Crest of the Wave Lace pattern (both included)

Technical Editing: Karen Clark
Test Knitting: 100creations, lalalaclaire, mythik, villageknitting
Photography: Nicholas Dames

Everything you need to create your own beautiful Wavelette is provided in the professionally designed (by me!) pattern. Both written and charted versions of the Crest of the Wave Lace stitch pattern are included.

Lovely knitters who purchased this pattern when it was originally released should have received a message from Ravelry that the updated version of the pattern is now in your library. Don't miss the special customer coupon code!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy knitting!

16 October 2013

Countdown to Rhinebeck 2013: What to Wear?

Just three days left until the New York Sheep and Wool Festival! Lots of knitters work up a new sweater to premiere at Rhinebeck; however, since all my new sweaters are new designs still under wraps, I have to decide which of my published patterns to wear Saturday. It looks like the weather will cooperate, though it may get a little balmy (high of 68F). Hopefully it will be a little cloudy. As lovely as the sunshine is on all those colorful leaves, it starts steaming everyone in their handknits :)

So, having worn Sotherton last year (see below :), my choices seem to be Wavelette, Mermaid's Cardigan, or Bloc (the navy/tomato one) - lace for ventilation and/or knit at a looser gauge. If it ends up being quite cloudy, I would consider one of the Arans (Anne or Frederick) or Sailor's Valentine, but those are pretty substantial sweaters.
Annie and me in a pair of Sothertons at Rhinebeck 2012 (photo courtesy of Bananarota)
So, I put together a little collage to help me decide. What do you guys think?
What sweater to wear to Rhinebeck 2013?
Top: Wavelette, Mermaid's Cardigan, Bloc
Bottom: An Aran for Anne, An Aran for Frederick, Sailor's Valentine
In the end, I'll probably bring a few to choose from, so I have options :) 

Yikes! I haven't even thought about shawls. I guess it will depend a little on which sweater...

And I'll be working on some more ideas for the potential Unicorn project (what do you think of codename: PUP?) - thinking about yarn choices and such (I love finding local-ish yarns and indie dyers, so NYS&W is the place to be), as well as refining some ideas for magazine submissions. There's always more to do, isn't there?

Life has been a little stressful on the home front (problems with my ex), but I'm focusing on the good stuff, like Rhinebeck this weekend with my dear friend Annie; Nick and I going to LA next week (squeezing a five-year anniversary celebration into a work trip - can you believe we've never been on vacation alone together?), and "creating" a new knitter (private lesson for a great left-handed 3rd grader yesterday - saw her mom at school this morning who told me that she was still knitting at 9:15 last night, just as I'd warned them :)

Alright, I'm off to work on some pattern editing so that we can get some more test knits going. It's always more fun when I can share my stuff with you guys, rather than just the cats on the couch. Which should I get out of the way first: pattern grading a cardigan or translating a large lace chart to written instructions? Oh, and then there is the Pi shawl design that I knit up this summer and have to get down on pixels.

Hope to see some of you up in Duchess County this weekend. What are you going to wear?

Thanks for stopping by, and happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen