Last year I was lucky enough to appear in The Knitter Magazine, well I say me, I mean my little collar design, Arabella.
|Blackcurrant Version as seen in The Knitter Magazine|
This design was influenced by Great Expectations. I wanted to create a piece that was quite delicate but with a dickensian flavour, prim yet on trend too. This piece is made up of a series of very simple crochet stitches, a project quick enough to be completed in an evening!
The yarn I used was Sublime Lustrous Extrafine Merino DK which comes in a variety of classic shades, in 25g Balls of 95m, a generous yardage. Its a merino yarn with a little nylon mix which is light and airy, great to work with. Ideal for my project, with its almost cobweb glow, very Miss Haversham!
|Gun Metal Grey|
The beads were from Debbie Abrahams, I chose the clear beads for subtlety but there are lots of colours to choose from and I have since produced a gun metal grey a vivid yellow and a black version using matt black beads.
If working with beads is a scary option then the other collar is just a simple tie fastening version.
So now this version is available again, if you missed the magazine, get it on Ravelry.
Until next time......Nickyxx