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The pattern for Vrishti is now released!

Vrishti is Sanskrit for “rain”. I ran a naming contest on a Ravelry group and the winner said they saw raindrops falling down a windowpane in the lace pattern. I fell in love with the evocative name instantly!

In my determination to only knit what I will wear, I also want to ensure that the knitting itself is fun and that the garment is special. Of course, wardrobe staples can’t be flamboyant — but there’s no need for them to be boring!

This little pullover hits all the right spots. It’s pretty and practical, with lots of mind-absorbing lace and plenty of mind-soothing stockinette. It features deep ribbed cuffs, raglans framed with cables, and the best underarm faux gusset ever. Seriously! All the testers had great fun posting underarm pictures once their pullovers were done — there is something so simple and satisfying about the way the paired cables split apart to frame a diamond, then join up again with partners exchanged!

I find no matter how much fun bulky sweaters are to knit, my fingering weight sweaters are the ones I want to wear. And this one is a great wardrobe addition, whether for chilly offices or cool, transitional weather. It is designed with gentle (0 to 2 inches) positive ease at the bust, and slightly more positive ease through the waist and hips. This makes it easy to layer over a shirt or thin under layer. Choose something in a contrasting colour to make the pretty lace stand out!

The pattern is available for purchase through Ravelry here (no account needed). Help yourself to one!

Name: Vrishti
Available: here
Finished Chest Sizes: 80.75, 85.75, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.75, 118, 125.75, 136 cm / 31.75, 33.75, 36, 38, 40, 42, 46.5, 49.5, 53.4 inches
Needles: 3mm / US 3 circular
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal; 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6 skeins
Gauge: 29 sts and 42 rows per 10cm / 4 inches
Skills Assumed:
• Stocking / stockinette stitch in the round
• Standard lace chart reading
• Picking up and knitting stitches
• Increases: m1L , m1R, m1p
• Decreases: k2tog, ssk, s2kp, p2tog
• Ability to ‘read’ lace knitting and pick correct position to start
• Grafting (kitchener stitch)
• ‘At the same time’ instructions

Enjoy knitting!

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