Preview Time

Posted on | February 26, 2010 | 29 Comments

Inspired by Ysolda’s recent post featuring snippets of designs to come, I wanted to share a little preview of my next indie design, the Alexandria Cardigan. It’s worked in Fleece Artist’s Woolie Silk, one of my favorite workhorse sweater yarns – it has lovely sheen, works up to a great gauge, and is soft for next to skin wear. You’ll have to use your imagination a little bit…this is a photo of the sweater still unblocked and with the ends hanging out:
alexandria 002

I’m really excited about this one. It’s worked in one piece; and the sleeves are picked up from the armholes and then worked down to the cuff to minimize seaming and finishing. The pattern is with my brother for the layout treatment and my model is taking photos of it right now.


29 Responses to “Preview Time”

  1. Maryse
    February 26th, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

    It’s really lovely! I love the bordures and the color!

  2. Jocelyn
    February 26th, 2010 @ 10:04 pm

    That’s lovely. I just picked up a bag of Mirasol Tupa at Stitches West. If you’re using the DK weight Woolie Silk, that might work as a substitute.

  3. emily
    February 26th, 2010 @ 11:00 pm

    I love how unfussily (yeah I made that up) feminine this is. Looking forward to the pattern!

  4. marri
    February 27th, 2010 @ 12:15 am

    oh, how beautiful even in its unblocked state!

  5. Su loves sew
    February 27th, 2010 @ 2:48 am

    so feminine and lovely, I can’t wait. thanks for sharing. Perhaps, in your next post, if you don’t mind, please share your design process and steps. thanks

  6. Sarah
    February 27th, 2010 @ 4:17 am

    Oh Connie that’s lovely! I can’t keep up with all the things you design that I want to make :)

  7. Anna
    February 27th, 2010 @ 5:29 am

    Another of your designs I MUST knit! It is beautiful!

    When and where will the pattern be available?

  8. nestra
    February 27th, 2010 @ 9:09 am

    That is beautiful! Can’t wait for the pattern.

  9. Kali
    February 27th, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    Another great one! I can’t keep up with them all, which is a fantastic problem to have. Thanks for all of your hard work!

  10. Julie
    February 27th, 2010 @ 3:10 pm

    Wow, it looks gorgeous already!!

  11. whitney
    February 27th, 2010 @ 7:26 pm

    Ooooh, lovely! I enjoy your designs so much (although I have yet to find time to actually *knit* one!), and loved seeing this little preview of what’s to come!

  12. Solensrige
    February 27th, 2010 @ 10:40 pm

    It is beautiful! I can’t wait till you make the pattern available.

  13. Patricia
    February 28th, 2010 @ 3:31 am

    It is beautiful!

  14. Sokike
    February 28th, 2010 @ 3:40 pm

    Adorable sweater. Colour is absolutely fine, too.

  15. Adrika
    March 1st, 2010 @ 6:49 am

    oh, what a beauty! it looks so delicate :)

  16. Marcy
    March 1st, 2010 @ 10:14 am

    Just Wonderful, Can’t wait to buy this pattern.

  17. Angela
    March 1st, 2010 @ 10:43 am

    I love the stitch pattern on the cuffs and collar/band! And the openwork border sets it off beautifully.

  18. Kim
    March 1st, 2010 @ 6:46 pm

    Oh, I love it! I had to catch my breath when I saw it.

  19. Donna
    March 2nd, 2010 @ 1:11 pm

    Another lovely design! Can’t wait to make this one too. I must finish my farmer’s market cardi before starting a new project. I appreciate that you design sweaters with little to no seams. Thank you!

  20. lull
    March 2nd, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing this, yet another lovely pattern from you that I look forward to knit!

  21. Trish Austad
    March 3rd, 2010 @ 8:46 pm

    Gorgeous gorgeous! I love this so much. It has shot to the top of my queue.

  22. Linda
    March 5th, 2010 @ 11:50 am

    I love your designs – especially this one. I will be watching for the pattern

  23. Gayla
    March 5th, 2010 @ 5:34 pm

    So pretty!

  24. Jean
    March 6th, 2010 @ 11:19 am

    Beautiful details — looking forward to seeing the final version! Your Arizona photos were amazing as well. Good luck at your new job!

  25. Edith
    March 9th, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

    just beautiful work!

  26. Preeti
    March 10th, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

    Another pretty sweater from you. I love all the little details like the faux seam and the eyelet band. Can’t wait for the pattern to come out!

  27. Jeannine
    March 11th, 2010 @ 8:54 am

    I love this! So beautiful. So looking forward to this one being released. You never cease to amaze me with your fabulous designs.

  28. Hickory
    March 12th, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

    Oooh, I like this one!!!

  29. eileen pierce
    March 16th, 2010 @ 11:24 pm


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