Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Patternum Novum :: Hawkes

Last Friday, Kelbourne Woolens announced the release of the newest Fibre Company yarn, Knightsbridge, a blend of baby llama, wool, and silk in 14 gorgeous, rich, heathered, wonderful, omgilovethem colors. And to go with the yarn, they also released a 15-pattern collection inspired by menswear and the English countryside. (You should see the mood board. It was instant inspiration.) I am thrilled and honored to say that one of my own designs was included amongst those fifteen. Here is Hawkes:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hawkes
© Kelbourne Woolens + Amanda Stevenson Lupke  


Hawkes is an easy-to-wear pullover with long sleeves and lots of ease through the body. Rather than being colorblocked, it's "pattern-blocked", with Stockinette at the top (where all the shaping takes place) and heavily textured on the bottom with a simple ribbing pattern.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hawkes
© Kelbourne Woolens + Amanda Stevenson Lupke 

I designed Hawkes to be knit from the top down, starting with the back and with the fronts picked up from the shoulders and joined at the bottom of the crew neck. The sleeves are picked up from around the armholes and shaped with short rows -- this way I could do top-down construction and keep the flattering set-in sleeves I had in mind. If you've never done a short-row sleeve cap before -- never fear! It's much easier than it seems and gives, in my opinion, a great result.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hawkes
© Kelbourne Woolens + Amanda Stevenson Lupke

I encourage you to check out the whole collection on Ravelry or the Kelbourne Woolens website. And if you can get your hands on some of that gorgeous Knightsbridge, do it!

2 comments:

Teresa said...

Beautiful, as always! I love how it's "pattern blocked". Neat idea :)

Julie Crawford said...

it's gorgeous! Love how they styled it for the shoot, too.