Wednesday, 7 December 2011

New Pattern: Velvet Morning

I'm so excited that the new issue of Knitty has gone live, and my latest pattern is in it! Everyone, please meet Velvet Morning:
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It's knit up in Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label, with Midnight as the base colour, and three contrasting colours: Sand, Mallard, and Atlantic. Tanis graciously test knit it for me in a totally different colourway, and you should check out her photos here.

I LOVE this sweater. it's such an easy thing to wear- pants, long sleeved tee, Velvet Morning. Done. 

It was ridiculously hot when we did this photos, I was getting cranky from the heat (I was also very early days pregnant, I may not have been feeling awesome, either- I was so tired all the time in the first trimester). So  I'm not as smiley as I usually am! But trust me- I wear this sweater all the time, and I'm so glad that it still fits now that I'm pregnant. That's the best part when all the growth is up front- open, drape-y cardigans still fit like a dream.

My creation
 The sweater is meant to be oversized, with lots of positive ease, and lots of cozy warmth.   The sweater knits up surprisingly quickly in the aran weight, and for those that aren't crazy about stranded colourwork, I bet this would look amazing in two colours- one base colour and one contrasting colour. I hope someone does it so I can check it out!

46 comments:

Andrea said...

Looks perfectly lovely! Congratulations on your latest Knitty turn!
Can't quite tell - is that a geometric pattern? I love stranded colourwork so I'm certainly not scared off by it!

CelticCastOn said...

Love it Julie! I could totally see this without the colour work as well. A lovely cozy cardi!
Congrats on another published pattern!

Isabelle said...

Congratulations on this beautiful design Julie! I feel it will be the most popular in this issue.

Noas' Libellule said...

Congrats on your new pattern! it is really lovely, checked out Tanis version and it is also very lovely - I can see LOADS of variations of this sweater to come!

Tanis said...

Yay! I love my Velvet Morning, I wear it all the time. There are so many colour pairing possibilities, I can't wait to see more projects pop up to see what people do with it.

owlmazingmakes said...

Wow, congrats! That is GORGEOUS. I love the use of fair isle on a "non traditional" shape like this. Open fronted loose cardigans are my favorites!!! The colors are gorgeous tooo. Just awesome.

Kara said...

This is seriously my favorite thing in the new Knitty. I love it so much. It's a fantastic sweater. Congrats. :)

Cassy said...

Congrats on another Knitty publication! It's beautiful!

Cheryl said...

So pretty!

Rachael said...

What a gorgeous sweater! Looks like I'll need to make myself a new lounge-around-the-house-but-luxuriously sweater!

grandmastatus said...

I love this design. My fave in the new knitty. Most wearable, most knittable ♥
I can't wait to get ahold of some nice yarn for it. ;)

meppybn said...

love, love, love it!!!

iikku said...

It is lovely. I wish I could knit color work...But when I can I will knit this one =)

Jacey said...

JULIE. This sweater is incredible! I love the colorwork, and the neckline especially. Congratulations. This is a breathtaking design!

Knit 1 LA said...

Congratulations! Beautiful work!

heklica said...

Stunning!

Ghislaine said...

So very ,very beautiful!

erin said...

it's so lovely! it's definitely one of my favorites in the new issue! congratulations =)

cookingallthethyme said...

The pattern is free?? How nice of you! I already commented on ravelry, but it is so beautiful. I would love to get better at colourwork, but I think it would take me forever to make! So I was already thinking I'd love to make this cardi for my mom, maybe in two colors, or all in stripes. Now the tricky part for me is figuring out which size would be right for mom!

CanarySanctuary said...

I'm not surprised this is so beautiful. Great pattern! Congratulations!

syd said...

This is my favorite pattern in this Knitty. It's beautiful!

Kara said...

Fab! I love how cozy it looks and still has the fun personality of the colorwork.

Susan said...

Congrats on your "other baby" lol - it's a great looking cardi.

Kat said...

What a gorgeous pattern!

Tanya said...

Well done! Very beautiful, slylish and comfy cardy!

Erin said...

Just gorgeous! Well done!!

Small and Moody said...

Thank you for Velvet Morning! It is absolutely beautiful and my new favorite! I love the colors that you chose too.

margaux said...

bravo Julie! It is a fabulous sweater!!

erica-knits said...

Looks great! So glad it's out, now I can plan my own. :)

Maryse said...

Congratulations one more time! You are very talented! Nice pictures!

kessainstitches said...

Congrats! This is a beautiful pattern!

Hilary said...

Congratulations!! It's a GORGEOUS issue, and your pattern is my favorite...must knit it now!

juniperjune said...

this is stunning; congrats! it's the first thing that caught my eye in the knitty issue & i was delighted to see that it was yours! i don't knit a lot of colorwork because the density of the fabric generally makes it a bad choice for southern california, but in this open, breezy design i don't think it would be a problem. you just might tempt me to branch out!

Crystal said...

Congrats, it's gorgeous!

Courtney Kramer said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to cast this on. I am a total lover of cardigans, especially since I'm due with my second child in February. Thank you so much for offering such a beautiful pattern for free!

And also, congrats on the new addition. :-)

Eva said...

Julie, this looks so cosy but also classy. A BIG like! :)

And guess what! I actually dreamt of it last night! In grey though, although I much better like the look in your dark blue. Does this mean I have to knit it? ;)

Jules said...

Oh my, it's beautiful! Is there a color you don't look good in? :o) I'm glad you can still wear it while pregnant.

Sandy said...

Beautiful!!

Francesca said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colorwork and the fact that it is not all-over, I think it works great that way! Congrats!

kathy b said...

So amazing. I just may have to knit this sweater...I don't say that often...wow
congratulations on the baby

Rachel said...

This is a beautiful design Julie! It looks so comfy and so perfect for winter...both in terms of style and color/pattern. I have not yet progressed to colorwork sweaters but when I do make that leap, this one will likely end up in my queue!

Dawn said...

I love the new design! It looks great and the color work adds interest without overwhelming the cardigan!

Lauren Dahl said...

This is absolutely stunning! Congratulations!

jennifer said...

I'm behind the times but, your pattern is AWESOME!!! Congrats on having it in knitty.

plutofigaro said...

LOVE!!!!! It is going on my very long list of cardigan to make. At the top of the list after my Ma's.

knittingkninja.com said...

I just realized I never commented on this, but as I peruse Ravelry and run into this sweater again and again, I am each time awed anew. It's so very lovely, and your color palettes are brilliant! Great work!