Pretty Gavotte

March 19, 2013

A fabulous FO (finished object) to share today!  This is designed by one of my fav knitwear designers, Cecily Glowick MacDonald of Winged Knits.  Some of my most wearable sweaters have been designed by Cecily.  Her most simple sweaters with small details are the ones I like best, just like this one.  This top down in-the-round pullover with a graceful drapey neck was a quick and relaxing knit.  The last two photos show the neck decreases that make the drape effect.  I love 3/4 length sleeves for summer.  Ravelry link here.

For this project I used stash yarn, the discontinued Rowan Cashcotton 4-ply, a lovely mix of cotton, angora, cashmere and viscose.  If knit at the suggested gauge of 28 sttiches per 4 inches,  the fabric is very tight and dense, so going up a needle size and knitting as a sport weight did the trick for this pattern's required gauge of 24 stitches to 4 in.  The resulting fabric was lovely and fluid which was perfect for the drapey neckline.  The palest shade of blue is so pretty, in fact they named it "Pretty"!  I have enough left in my stash to make another sweater in the future.  I've used this yarn before and it washes well in the wash machine and I even put it in the dryer for a few minutes, then dry flat.  The little bit of pilling (I think the angora is the culprit here) comes off easily with my sweater shaver.  As with most angora it does shed some until the first washing. 

Thank you all for your best wishes on my Rowan Ambassadorship!  I'm excited to find out what's in the future!  I've "met" a few of the other ambassadors online already, very fun!

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  1. Great sweater. It looks really nice.

  2. Very pretty and very wearable!

  3. I think this may be my favorite to date! I LOVE that collar, the way it softly drapes. Very pretty! And the!!! It probably looks better on you because you're blond, but I would figure out a way to make it work for me! It's gorgeous!

  4. Everything about this project is lovely and beautiful!

  5. This fits you perfectly! Beautiful job. I once did a photoshoot for Classic Elite Yarns up in Maine, and Cecily was there to help 'style' her knits. I preferred her designs above all the others.


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