Friday, October 28, 2011

Patternum Novum: Jenica Pullover


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The Winter 2011 issue of Knitscene is out and there, on page 20, is my own contribution, the Jenica Pullover. Jenica is knit from the top down in one piece with a body shaped with darts, a big, gypsy ruffle, and a plunging back -- high drama, let me tell you.

And speaking of high drama...I knit this sweater only a couple of weeks after coming home from the hospital with Daniel. The upside was that he was pretty much sleeping all day so I had plenty of down time in which to knit. The downside was my massive case of baby brain. I put a tremendous amount of faith into a gauge swatch that just didn't seem right and, completely in denial until the end, I knit the entire sweater (sans ruffle) before realizing it was practically to my knees. No amount of blocking was going to fix this particular problem so unraveling we went and, somehow, I was able to finish on time. I still don't know how.

Jenica comes in five sizes, to fit 32.75 (37, 40.75, 45, 48.75)" bust, and calls for Shibui Knits Baby Alpaca DK and Shibui Knits Silk Cloud held together (maybe the most heavenly yarn combo ever). You can see more photos and get more information on the Knitscene website here.

And even if Jenica isn't your cup of tea, I still recommend checking out this issue. There are some stunning projects from great designers in there and I am honored to be alongside them.

10 comments:

Tanis said...

What a beautiful and original sweater! I love it.

Jodi said...

My goodness, you are a busy bee! Gorgeous pattern, as ever.

Nettie said...

That is sexy!! I love how they styled it. Like a beautiful wandering gypsy!

Susan said...

That is a very sexy sweater. Congratulations. Despite the mishap, you ended with another great success.

Clumsy Knitter said...

Oh. My. Lord. That is a gorgeous sweater. Congratulations! I can't believe you knitted it, ripped it, and knitted is AGAIN on time, and with a newborn! You're Wonder Woman!

Ann said...

Congratulations! Beautiful.

CanarySanctuary said...

Congratulations! It is a great issue. I love your Jenica sweater - the other pics of it on the site are so lovely!

MrPuffy said...

I almost missed this stunning sweater but luckily the picture on your sideboard caught my eye! High drama indeed ~ I can see this being beautiful in a movie. Really lovely design. I must think if I have any suitable occasion to wear - if only :) Congratulations on a gorgeous design!

Karina said...

Gorgeous design. Definitely a new fav. I wished I could wear if, but doubt it. Congratulations!

Larkin said...

omg. So you completely understand the ten-foot circle.
;-)