Thea and I have been at it again – it’s time for another Babycocktails/Plucky collaboration!
Love that girl. We have the best time working together. Brainstorming, talking drape, fit, color, old men’s sweaters, cocktails and generally just talking over each other because we both get so excited about ideas and projects – we just can’t keep our mouths shut.
Sporty yet feminine and oh so flattering (that lace panel in the back – what a great design element!), Rolling Rock is the perfect toss on and go sweater. But enough of me trying to describe Thea’s design, here’s what she has to say:
Rolling Rock is a light Henley-style pullover, seamlessly knit from the top down, using the contiguous shaping method at the shoulders. This shaping method provides the look of shoulder seams and sleeve caps, without the actual seaming! I wanted to play with the idea of a lace panel sweater in a different way than it had been done before, so the lace appears on the back only and has a unique shape to the panel that allows it to remain separate from all the shaping. Plus, this lace motif is called bottle lace, so it was the perfect match for a BabyCocktails/Plucky knit, yes?
The Henley neckline is also a little different than usual. A faux button tab at bottom is short rowed to create a nice overlap and the neck above the tab is shaped so the collar naturally falls open and ends nice and low on the neckline. A classic shape, a semi-classic neckline, and some eye catching detail on the back make for a versatile knit that’s fun to work up.
Colorway shown: Back 40, Traveler SportColorways available:
Once again, we have put together a whole rainbow’s worth of Plucky Knitter/BabyCocktail kits, so you can custom order a sweater’s worth of Traveler – or maybe Primo – Sport in the color of your choice, and download the pattern at a kit discount price.
Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Traveler Sport, 325 yds per skein. OR Plucky Knitter Primo Sport (both options will be available)
1000(1100,1200,1300,1400)(1500,1600,1700,1800, 1900)yds. Color shown is Back 40.
Sizing: 32.25(34.25,36.5,39.5,42.75)(44.25,46.5,48.75,52.25,54.5)” Actual finished bust size. Shown with 2.5” of positive ease.
Gauge: 5.5 sts, 8 rows per 1 in stockinette. In lace, each 10 st repeat = 1.5” wide, about 1.5” tall.
Needles: US#4/3.5mm (long circs for the body, DPNs or short circs for sleeves)
Kits will be available Sunday, July 14th at 6pm Eastern Time on the Plucky BLOG and will remain open while inventory remains. We have worked diligently to ensure we are able to fill the shop with as many kits as possible, both in terms of inventory on hand ready to dye, as well as processing time to get the kits to you as quickly as possible. All sweater kits will ship according to our pre-order policy and you will receive an email with the coupon code to download your discounted pattern directly from Thea (a.k.a. Babycocktails).
Thank you very much and best wishes for a great weekend ahead!