Detail in a Twist

I feel time of the past months just have been running like water in a spring brook. I wonder if all this sunny weather has anything to do with it, if it has been dreary and grey I bet it would have felt much more depressing, but au contraire – cheerful and warm.. even now in it’s 50ies, while many others are enjoying the excessive snow early this year!
I have only recently got a chance to start breaking out my hand knits. But I have been knitting so intensely… I feel very inspired this Fall and the opportunities are just great, so I can’t wait to share them with you. This week a new collection of patterns from Blue Sky Alpacas has been released and I am so happy to have a design included in it.

Knot sleeve blouse is made using unique and luxurious yarn called Royal. This yarn is from royal alpaca, without a hint of any guard hairs that makes it incredibly soft and warm.

Classically shaped with a deep-scooped neckline this blouse makes it easy to pair up with various other outfits in your wardrobe. Twist detail on the sleeve was really fun to work out as I had a vision how I wanted it to look like. In the end the instructions for it are fairly simple and even a beginner or beginner intermediate knitter can make them without a problem!
I really love the look of this Seaglass colorway, with it’s blue and undertones of seafoam teal… I personally think team at BSA did tremendously well with styling and photo shoot. I hope next month to get a window of opportunity and make one for myself, those sleeves just too cool not to have in my collection of handknits.

Here are some pattern specs:

Published in: Blue Sky Alpacas Pattern Leaflet
Published: December 2010
Yarns: Blue Sky Royal
Gauge: In St st with smaller needle, 26 sts and 38 rows = 4″
Needle Size: Size 4 (3.5 mm) 34-36″ circular needle, Size 3 (3.25 mm) 34-36″ circular needle and set of 2 double pointed needles
Yardage: 864 to 1,152
Sizes Available: 30, 32, 34, 36, 37½, 39¼, 41½, 43¼, 45, 46¾
For more information:
Notes: This exquisite fitted cardigan features a pretty scoop neck and an ingenious knot-sleeve detail.

Queue it up on Ravelry!

Stay tuned, new patterns and more coming this week!

3 Responses to “Detail in a Twist”

  1. lovely sleeve detail and pretty colour 🙂

  2. A-L says:

    Gorgeous blouse. pretty-pretty with a twist. Love it!

  3. soknitpicky says:

    This was my favorite design from the previews. I should have guessed it was one of yours!

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