Friday, July 8, 2011

Harmonia Again, for the First Time

A most exciting development!

After many requests (and in some cases, begging and pleading), I have developed a tunic sweater based on the popular Harmonia's Rings cowl. The tunic begins like the cowl (and the yoke has identical structure), but the pattern has now been engineered to fit seven sizes. The yoke creates a perfect cap sleeve shape by virtue of its construction. In addition, the drape of the yoke contrasts beautifully with the close fit of the shaped body. The pattern is knit entirely in the round, every single blessed stitch. Every knitter who has seen this sweater wants to make one!

This is only the current installment in a series of Harmonia patterns. The next will be sleeved versions of the sweater, now in testing.

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See details on my website here.

And on Ravelry:

The model is actually the beautiful and brilliant photographer Vivian Aubrey, who consented to be a model one day, in the middle of her class on photographing knits at Twisted Yarn Shop in Portland, OR.

Huge, huge thanks to my tech editor, the incomparable Jeane deCoster of Elemental Affects Yarn, who patiently endured hours of teaching me spreadsheet math, and my many lovely and hardworking test knitters, long may they hold yarn and needles in their blessed hands.

7 comments:

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

It's lovely, and it looks great on Vivian, too. Congrats!

Elaine said...

This is a beautiful sweater. The worsted weight yarn probably makes it a fast project also.

faeryfay said...

Love the sweater! Lovely shape!

electrictree said...

Oh I am so excited! I can't wait to knit this!

Jenny said...

I love the look of this sweater. It's really beautiful! I'll cast on immediately when the sleeved version comes :-)

Ahama said...

Very interesting neck solution!

tara said...

Wow! thank goodness for that "next blog" button! I'm so glad I stumbled on this pattern. Can't wait to make it. Beautiful.