…I accept my path.
I am healing the body, mind, and spirit.
Start where I am.
Use what I have.
Do what I can.
Sometimes, I’ve got to be able to listen to myself and be okay with no one else understanding. Oh yeah!
Linde pullover –featuring large heart-shape leaves with pronounced stem and vein–is a very original pattern with unusual construction. You won’t see anything else like this. It is worked top down, in the round with a circular yoke. The increases are invisibly worked in the leaves. The body is worked in garter stitch.
At the waist, 2 stems emerge that form the I-cord buttonholes and the stem of the pocket leaves.
The lined pocket feature is my favorite part of this design. I want to showcase it so much that I commissioned special fused glass buttons by my dear friend’s glass-artist sister. The tint of frosty pink was just a perfect match! I am a happy camper. Check out Cheryl‘s high-quality offerings here. (I still need to take an update photo with these beautiful buttons on.)
The aran-weight cashmere blend yarn was harder to work with. However, it provides a nice, deliciously squishy, dense fabric with a little retro touch. I love my layering top. Once again, test-knitting for Anne Lernout (aka atelier alfa) is thrilling and satisfying.
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Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
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