Monday, December 2, 2013

New Pattern: The Clarette Blouse

This one has been on my plate forever. FOR-E-VER. But it's done! Hooray! 

I sketched and made swatches for this sweater in, I think, May. I got yarn support from Cascade (thank you!) in July, and thought it would be a quick project, and that I'd have it released before we moved on September 16th. Ha. More proof that I had no idea how hard moving was, and how much time it would take. But... DONE. I release you, Clarette, into the wild. 

The Clarette Blouse:
This boat-neck blouse is worked seamlessly from the top down with a circular yoke. The asymmetrical bottom of the sweater is shaped with short rows and features welts, meant to look like gathers. A button tab “holds” the gathers in place. A pretty lace panel, knitted in a lighter-weight yarn and an easy, one-row pattern, peaks out from under the sweater body’s gathers. The three-quarter sleeves end in garter stitch trim.

If you'd like to check it out on Ravelry, here's the link:

The Details:

To fit full bust sizes: 28-32[31-35, 34-38, 38-42, 40-44, 42-46]
Finished full bust measurement: 28.5[31.25, 34.5, 38.5, 40, 41.5]

Cascade Ultra Pima in Deep Coral; 3[3, 4, 4, 5, 5] skeins
Cascade Ultra Pima Fine in White Peach; 1[1, 1, 2, 2, 2] skeins

Recommended Needles: 
1 set 4 or 5 US 6 double-pointed needles OR 1 40 inch or longer US 6 circular needle for magic loop (for sleeves)
1 set 4 or 5 US 5 double-pointed needles OR 1 40 inch or longer US 5 circular needle for magic loop (for garter stitch trim on sleeves)
1 24 inch US 6 circular needle (for sweater body)
1 16 inch US 5 circular needle (for neckline)
1 set of US 4 straight needles OR 1 24 inch US 4 circular needle for lace panel

20 sts/28 rows over 4” in stockinette stitch
24 sts/32 rows over 4” in lace

Get the pattern on Ravelry (no account required):

And gratuitous pictures, because dang it, I was freezing cold when we took these, so you will enjoy them. 

(See my cold face here?)

1 comment:

  1. It looks really pretty! I can't believe you braved the cold to get the photos. How is it out there? It's going to get down into the 20s in Davis tomorrow...!