Thursday, October 9, 2014

Dressy Patches



Several years ago, Helene Rush and Rachael Emmons collaborated on a spinning-and-knitting book called Sweaters by Hand. The designs in this book are classic, but people living south of Maine will want to redesign several of their pullovers as cardigans.

Gena Greene used the patchwork pattern for their "Dressy Naturals" sweater, a pullover knitted with small amounts of several expensive undyed handspun yarns, to make this round-necked cardigan in easy-care pastel-colored acrylic. This is a jacket for Southerners; if you put it on when you go out to do yard work, then pull it off as the air warms, you can throw it in the washer and dryer with your jeans.

Size: 40", 5'3"-5'8"

Price: $40 + $5 shipping. (One shipping fee covers as many different items as we can ship in one package...buy more at one time, save more.)