23 July 2009

NEW PATTERN – KIDS' LLANI


Llani is here and the weather was nice enough for it to be blocked and dried in just one day and the photos taken shortly after just in time to catch the last of the daylight. Yes, I know it's July, but it's also North East of England where it rains all the time, even as I type!

Llani was inspired by the look of the Easter European peasant blouses with their simple elegance and beautiful silhouettes. It is knitted in a round from the top down featuring plenty of stocking stitch and 2-stitch cable twists that accentuate the trims.
SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate - simple increases, decreases, cabling and finishing.
TO FIT SIZE
20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30)in / 51 (56, 61, 66, 71, 76) cm chest circumference.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
23 (24, 26, 27, 29, 31)in / 58.5 (61, 66, 68.5, 73.5, 79) cm chest circumference.
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
Size 3.75mm (US 5) circular needle or size to obtain gauge.
A set of dpns of the same size for sleeves.
2 stitch markers, cable needle and tapestry needle.
YARN
Approximately 325 - 660 yards / 295 - 600m of any yarn which knits to the specified tension.
Sample done in Pure Silk by Debbie Bliss - 100% Silk 50g / 137 yrds / 125m - 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) hanks.
TENSION
24 sts and 32 rows to measure 4x4 in /10x10 cm in Stocking stitch.

3 comments :

  1. Wondering where the name comes from?

    (Just saw the top via Ravelry, a friend had faved it. Lovely!)

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  2. Llani is short for Llana (sort of a version of Lana); I quite often design with a person in mind:)

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  3. great pattern! it looks really cute.

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