While on the subject of linen, I have to mention about my discovery of a brand new linen yarn to the market by ShibuiKnits yarn company. Shibui Linen is a linen yarn with a chainette construction that comes in array of vibrant and lots of neutral colors and I was lucky enough to grab a bag of it for my new “transformer” knitwear design.
When trying to make the right yarn choice it contained all the necessary properties that linen usually does plus a range to work with – single or double or even triple stranded. This certainly opens up more options for one to experiment with this linen.
Today I am very excited to share my new design – Sanagi Dress.Originally inspired by a skirt I have designed for Ori Ami Knits – Airfoil skirt – Sanagi embodies bigger and more wearable garment with a range of styling looks.
When sides become swinging neckline.
Neckline becomes armhole, while sides create a decorative pleat in the front and the back.
Tied in the back, a la Apron Dress.
With I-cords tied on the inside, creating a more straight silhouette.
And many many more!..
When Sanagi design was being planned I started by wanting it be worn at least three different ways but upon my progress I have discovered that this idea is expandable by implementing several notions. There are at least 10 styling looks presented at the moment, but I am sure you can explore and find even more.
Constructed to be worked in the round, seamlessly, the fabric is completely reversible! You may want to have circular needles in 2 different lengths to make it easier for you to try it on as you go. And imagine instead of buying 1 pattern that will only look 1 certain way, here is one that yields at least 10 different ways. You don’t have to like every single one of them, but you can find several ones that suit your taste and body shape the best.
And to know how to wrap all those particular styles I have created a styling video where you can practice and learn all the Sanagi ways.
TO FIT BUST
30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52, 54-56)”
Around bust 68 (76, 84, 92, 100, 108, 116)”
ShibuiKnits Linen (100% linen; 246yds/225m; 1.76oz/50g):
7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins in Graphite #2002
OR 1576 (1772, 1970, 2166, 2364, 2560, 2758) yds of any other fingering weight yarn (to be worked held double)
OR 788 (886, 985, 1083, 1182, 1280, 1379) yds of any other worsted weight yarn (to be worked as single strand)
OTHER SUGGESTED YARNS
Louet Euroflax Sport
Habu Textiles A-1 Tsumugi Silk
Habu Textiles XS-55 Linen or Habu Textiles A-174 Cotton Gima
US 7 (4.5 mm) circulars 29”, 47”, and 60”
US 7 (4.5 mm) dpns (for I-cord)
18 sts and 26 rnds in 4”/10cm over St st swatch worked in the round with yarn double stranded
Fun times ahead!
Lucky 3 commenters would receive a copy of Sanagi dress pattern pdf.
But only 1 of the lucky three will ALSO get Shibui Linen yarn enough to make Sanagi dress in their size!!!
How to enter this giveaway:
Leave a comment for this post below by midnight on Saturday EST, August 25th, 2012.
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Winners will be drawn on Sunday, August 26th!
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GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY KNITTING!