Abbey Pullover

I'm pleased to announce that my pattern, the Abbey Pullover, is published in the Fall 2011 issue of Knitscene. As the sister publication of Interweave Knits, Knitscene has been gathering more and more fans for its wearable, knittable projects.
(All pictures from Knitscene- the ones I took before I sent it off are, not surprisingly, not nearly as good!)

The Abbey Pullover is a simple knit with big impact- it is easy to knit and easy to wear. The Kid Classic makes it cozy, while the rolled edges give a casual look. The cloisters lace provides knitterly interest- the yoke shaping is incorporated into the lace. Short-row shaping for the back neck and bust means it will fit perfectly.

I loved the Cloisters lace when I swatched it, and knew right away it could be adapted for a yoked sweater. Abbey is knit in the round from the bottom up, so there is almost no fiddly sewing up - the only sewing up is the underarm bits. And because the edges are kept simple and left to roll, there's no finishing, either. Once you've bound off, weave in the ends, and that's it!

This version of Abbey is knit in Rowan's Kid Classic, but it can be worked in almost any dk or worsted weight yarn. It would be lovely in a shiny silk, for instance.

Please let me know what you think, and I look forward to seeing your versions of Abbey!