A couple of weeks ago, I spotted a new design by Elizabeth McCarten on ravelry. Glenora. Elizabeth referred to it as a 'relative of' and 'an unstructured version of ' one of her previous patterns, Petrova.
It has been a long time since I have fallen so completely in love with a pattern. I love the loose look, the easy-wear look, the warm-yet-not-heavy look of Glenora. And in the rust-coloured Chunky-weight, wool/acrylic blend that has been in my stash for years, it would make the perfect fall piece. I fell so completely in love that I cast aside all my preciously-planned, next-in-line
projects and as soon as the Serendipity Vest was finished, cast on for Glenora.
What a fun knit! Chunky-weight yarn and 6.5mm needles saw me finishing the first sleeve in one day. Two days for both of them.
The body comes next, and starts at the bottom, which is 11 inches wider than the bust. Despite all those stitches, after a Sunday start, I had almost 11 inches done as of Tuesday evening.
Thanks, Elizabeth for a great pattern. Oh - did I mention that it's free?