I'm in Knitty!

I am so excited about having a pattern in the Deep Fall 2011 issue of Knitty! Meet Flügel! (Amy Singer came up with the fabulous name.)





























I designed this with Blue Sky Alpacas Techno, before it was even out!  It was fun to be among the designers who got an early look at this interesting yarn.  A quote from me, from Knitty:

Blue Sky Alpacas contacted me before Techno officially came out and asked if I might like to try it. The description of the yarn was so intriguing. Whipped up alpaca? How could I say no! The yarn is made by blowing baby alpaca into a mesh tube of silk.

It knits up incredibly fast on a suggested needle size of US 10.5. The line is a modern take on 1970's neon and natural. This immediately made me think of an oversized batwing sweater. And so Flügel was born! This sweater is cozy, but oh so lightweight. Whip one up!

This dolman sleeve, or “batwing” pullover is worked in the round until you reach the underarms. The front and back are then worked separately.  Finally the shoulders are seamed and collar stitches picked up and knit.  The intention is for this sweater to be big and slouchy.  Go for at least 4” of positive ease!

I'm not kidding about that ease - DO NOT size down on this one - go big!

Here is this same sample on my teeny tiny sis:















Oversized is GOOD in this instance!

I just have to say what an honor it is to be published in Knitty.  I think what Amy, Jillian, and all the other folks that make up that team do such an incredible job.  They are an important part of our ever changing industry!