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Friday, May 23, 2014


Pattern No. 4 in the Opera Season III Collection is now available: Rosina.

Named for the heroine in Rossini's opera, The Barber of Seville, this is perhaps the most feminine of the pieces in Opera Season III. Rosina is a delight to knit and wear.

I had wanted a project that was not complicated and allowed for relaxing knitting, but still had that special je-ne-sais-quoi to pull it out of the ordinary.

I introduced a couple of elements to surprise and intrigue. The lace stitch pattern changes seamlessly half-way through, making the back and front different from each other.

The ruffle, made double, is added to join the wrap. With the addition of an I-cord , threaded through the top edging and down the centre of the double ruffle, the side can be pulled up into a seductive gather.

Heads-up about the yarn kits for this pattern: Handmaiden Silk Twist is being discontinued! I have yarn still available for this project. But once my stock is gone, it is gone.

Order your kit now to avoid being disappointed.

Posted by Ilga Leja on 05/23 at 01:40 PM
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