Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Spider and I Sweater

One of our favorite designers is Kristi Porter. You might know her from the book Knitting in the Sun. Or from her work in

At Lorna's Laces, we know her from all those places, but she's also a crackerjack tech editor and all around nice person.

Late last year, we asked her to create a design to help showcase one of our newest colors, Kedzie.

We weren't disappointed! Check out The Spider and I!

That is Kristi's beautiful daughter humoring her mother and modeling for us.

There are a couple of things I particularly like about this design. First, it's a really flexible fit. Both Kristi and I wore it different times at the show in Phoenix and it looked great on both of us. The openness of the stitch pattern is nice and forgiving. It also lends itself to a little personalization. Want longer sleeves? Easy peasy. Or maybe you want a shorter length. This pattern allows for it all.

The swing-y shape is fun to wear. And I've been seeing the sawtooth hem everywhere. The lace pattern is easy to memorize too.

It will take between 4-7 skeins of Shepherd Worsted to knit your own.


Susan B. Anderson said...

Gorgeous!!!!! Yarn and cardi and model!!!

Jenn said...

that is stunning!

Robin said...

So where do we get a pattern for the great sweater?

Lorna's Laces said...

Keep an eye on Ravelry. Kristi will have it up very soon.

woolwoman said...

Lovely - I just checked Rav and no pattern boooo ! I'll keep checking - now I gotta have! have a great weekend - melody