The Early Fall 2010 issue of Vogue Knitting has just been put onto shelves at your local yarn store. If you take a peek on the back cover, you'll see some great accessories knit in Classic Elite's Princess yarnsome fingerless mitts and a smocked muffdesigned by Cecily Glowik MacDonald. Then open it up, and on pages 10 and 11 you'll see a pattern for a beautiful mitered-square baby blanket, designed by Pam Allen, also in Princess.
To coincide with those Princess patterns, we're offering a vintage CEY pattern for free in this week's Web-Letteroriginally published in the Second Edition booklet. This little girl's sweater is relatively simple, and really fun to knit. The back works up super-fast in Stockinette Stitch. The fronts are also in simple-Stockinette with increases for the front shaping and basic armhole and neck shaping. Then a scalloped crochet edging is added around the edge.
40% merino, 28% viscose, 15% nylon, 10% cashmere, 7% angora
Princess is a clever blend of several fibers that includes a bit of cashmere and angora. The strength and durability that the yarn’s round, multi-ply construction brings, makes it great for accessories that will get a lot of use. But the cashmere and angora content takes the crisp edge off the yarnit has a soft halo and gentle drape that develops as you knit with it. It positively blossoms after its first hand wash or wet block. (Wet blocking project pieces is a great way to soften up and even out knitted stitches. This is especially true with CEY's Princess, a yarn that blossoms beautifully when blocked this way.)
The best thing about Princess is its reasonable price. It comes 150 yards to a 50 gram ball and knits up anywhere from 4.5 sts to 5.5 sts per inch. The 32 colors in its palette range from bright to vintage to neutrals.
Each front only begins with a few stitches, then at the center front edge, stitches are cast on at the beginning of the row using the Backward Loop method. Then stitches are increased evenly up the edge by knitting into the front and back loop of the edge stitch.
Learn more about casting on at the beginning of the row.
Here is the free downloadable Princess Girl's Wrap Pullover pattern.
If you have difficulty downloading or printing the PDF pattern above, try these: page 1, page 2