Lizbeth, Lillian & Lizzie

August 10, 2015 by Jennifer Wood

Introducing Lizbeth, Lillian & Lizzie! The three patterns that are in my Syncopated Cable series with Malabrigo yarn.

 

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Lizbeth is the consummate autumn pullover. The deep, rich orange is reminiscent of October leaves. The beautiful detailed stitch pattern reflects the beauty found in the details of leafs, pine cones, and nut shells. The fit and style are as comfortable as the cool evening air after the dog days of summer. Lizbeth was designed with Malabrigo worsted, a soft single-ply yarn with a rustic stitch definition. This sweater will not spend much time on your shelves or in your drawers during the syncopated days of autumn.

 

Lillian by Jennifer Wood

Lillian is the perfect cardigan for your autumn wardrobe. With the grand cable panel on back and the modest decoration on front, this cardigan can be dressy or causal. The cropped and syncopated style makes it great for wearing over dresses. Lillian was designed with Malabrigo Silky Merino, a luxurious soft yarn with a pretty sheen. This cardigan will be your catchall covering for outings in the crisp autumn air.

Lizzie by Jennifer Wood

Lizzie is the ultimate accessory for cooler weather. Its pretty, meandering and syncopated cables are completed with a quaint seed stitch and rib border. Whether you make it long or short, wear it wrapped for warmth or loose for decoration, it adds that finishing touch to any outfit. Lizzie was designed with Malabrigo Twist, a marvelous 8-ply yarn that is as wonderful to knit with as to wear. This cowl will hang around with you all autumn.

 

 

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Syncopated Cables

August 7, 2015 by Jennifer Wood

Last year Malabrigo yarns contacted me about designing a pattern series with their yarn. Of course I said yes, I absolutely love working with their yarn! It is ready and I will be publishing it August 10th! The patterns will be available both as an ebook and as  individual patterns. Here is a sneak peek!!

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The theme for this wonderful collection of three patterns is syncopated cables. Most of us are familiar with the musical meaning of the word syncopated. Another meaning for syncopated is to cut short or contract. The cable sequences in these patterns have sections in which the rows between the cables have been contracted. In other words, there are fewer rows than normal between the cable crosses. Cutting the number of rows between the cables throughout the pattern makes the cables appear to twist and twirl, adding depth and quality to the design. This, along with other structural details, develops a syncopated cable.

Continuing with the syncopated theme, I used abbreviated forms of the name Elizabeth for all three designs. Nicknames are fun, and Elizabeth is a lovely name meaning pledged to God, the perfect choice all around. These three patterns are also united in their yarn. They were all designed with wonderful Malabrigo yarn.

 

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Carina is Published!

July 20, 2015 by Jennifer Wood

Carina Shawl by Jennifer Wood

 

Carina is a sweet feminine name that means dear little one. It is the perfect name for this sweet little shawl that has such a pretty feminine air to it.

Carina Shawl by Jennifer Wood

Carina is a straight forward shawl that works up easily and wears beautifully. It is sure to become your dear little shawl.

Carina Shawl by Jennifer Wood

I made the sample with Crave yarn which specializes in hand-dyed baby alpaca, merino and silk yarns, and yarn blends. I found the yarn wonderful to work with and was very pleased with the results!

Carina Shawl by Jennifer Wood

This shawlette is constructed from the top down. It begins with a Garter Tab and is worked in Garter Stitch ending with a knitted on lace border.

Carina Shawl by Jennifer Wood

The increases create a crescent shape. The sample was made with a fingering weight yarn, but a sport, dk or worsted weight yarn may be substituted. Also the size is adjustable. Examples of different weight yarns and different sizes are on the last page to help you choose your yarn and size of shawl.

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Introducing Cosette

June 8, 2015 by Jennifer Wood

 

Cosette by Jennifer Wood

Cosette is a sweet, lovely cardigan as fresh as spring. I named it Cosette because I was listening to Les Miserables while knitting it.

Cosette by Jennifer Wood

 

It describes Cosette blooming into a beautiful young woman like the blooming flowers in the garden. The cables transitioning into lace in the stitch pattern is like flowers blooming from the cables.

Cosette by Jennifer Wood

 

This cardigan is constructed from the top down in one piece with saddle shoulders and set-in sleeves. The shoulders are shaped by short rows.

Cosette by Jennifer Wood

There is no body shaping past the armholes; the lace panels add some natural shaping. The length of the body and sleeves are easily adjusted. There is a tutorial for the Hemmed Button Band here.

Cosette by Jennifer Wood

I used Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply for the sample. This was my first time to use this yarn and I love it! It is soft, has great stitch definition and the colors are wonderful!

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