When I ripped the Selma pattern from Anthropologie, I thought that it will be the last time I’m doing such things. But this company chooses the knits so well that I’m walking the path again.
This should be something like Changeling bolero. It is built from narrow cabled stripes – so narrow that it is easiest to work with DPN:s. I love the yarn, it is Plymouth Suri merino. “Like knitting through clouds” described someone in Ravelry yarn page – and I completely agree. The colour is equisite, too. Vibrant blue-green and grayish purple mix up to extraordinary, colour changing shade of gray.
This is an attempt to illustrate the structure. The longer stripe forms M-shaped figure, the ends of the M are on front and form the top and bottom of button band. The bottom of M is middle back, it is sewn together with the corresponding opposite M-shaped stripe. The other piece forms the middle fron, sleeve and part of the back. I still need one small triangular piece for the front.
I don’t have too much yarn, I suspect that I need at least one ball more. So if you happen to have an extra ball Plymouth Suri Merino colour 791, lot 282 I could certainly purchase it!
The bolero seemed to be very small in the product image. Later I saw a real life version on a real person – and the yarn is considerably thicker than I thought, and the bolero is so much larger. But I think that it might be cute even as small version like this. If the unconventional structure actually works…
Edit: I finished the first cardigan half and sew it together. It looks lovely! It might be too small for me – but I’m not going to have any trouble finding a new home for it. And there is enough yarn, after all.