Tuesday, 24 March 2015

The April issue of Knitting magazine features this Spring Lace Blouse pattern by Bronagh Miskelly, which won a reader’s design competition run by King Cole and the magazine.

Bronagh let us know that the whole thing was knitted using KnitPro needles which she loves.

“The theme of the competition was ‘Vintage Inspiration’ which was perfect for me. I have a large collection of magazines from the 1940s and 50s and am very interested in the knitwear styles from that period. Sweaters were designed to be fitted, almost tailored and very flattering,” says Bronagh. “So, I came up with a short-sleeved top with lace panels and a collar which is very much on trend right now.”

It’s no mean feat to design a garment from scratch even if you do have lots of inspiration.  Not only do you have to make sure the lace and panels work and get all the measurements right, but the design has to be graded for lots of different sizes.  We think Bronagh’s design will be a very flattering addition to any wardrobe.

“I only use DPNs and circular needles, even when working in rows, so I have a big collection of KnitPro needles, especially interchangeable ends. The main part of this sweater was knitted using Symfonie tips because I like their smoothness when I’m knitting lace and finer yarns like this 4-ply.”

You can see more of Bronagh’s patterns at http://www.lapurplepenguin.com/patterns.html

Have any of you created your own designs?  We’d love to see them.

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