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Lily again! Just thought I’d show my latest design for summer, Blisco.

Pattern: Blisco, my own, hopefully to be released soon.

Yarn: Sirdar Calico in Chambray and Sirdar Baby Bamboo in Banjo Blue.

Needles: 3.75mm circulars and dpn’s.

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There was a gap in my wardrobe for a simple, but well fitting, summer sweater. I really loved how the simultaneous set-in sleeves on Langdale fit me so well, and I wanted to use the same method on Blisco. A cool yoke construction and a vent detail at the hemline added interesting highlights to the neatness of the stocking stitch.

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I-cord around the edges gives a really clean look; with this in mind I chose crisp summery colours and the highly contrasting buttons added the finishing touch.

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Photographing Blisco proved quite a challenge, we had a mini heatwave here at the weekend and the bright sunshine washed out the blue a little bit. Forgive the varying tones in the photographs please! 😀

23 Comments

  • Reply
    Kelly
    11th April 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Cute! Your hair is getting so long!

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    Rene' Sharp
    11th April 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Wow, Lily Kate. What a gorgeous creation. You are so very talented!! 🙂

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    Kristyn
    11th April 2011 at 6:38 pm

    simply beautiful, Lily!

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    josiekitten
    11th April 2011 at 6:50 pm

    What an elegant knit! I love the i-cord edging and the bright red buttons. Fantastic little details! You look lovely!

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    monique
    11th April 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Very nice Lily. It’s all about the details and you didn’t compromise one!

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    martha-caknitter
    11th April 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Looks beautiful, Lily!

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    Emma
    11th April 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Love (1,000) I definitely want to give this a try!

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    Kathy
    11th April 2011 at 10:19 pm

    I love the shape and the 3/4 sleeves! The contrast edging is brilliant.

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    Mr. Puffy
    11th April 2011 at 10:19 pm

    What a terrific sweater design! It looks lovely on you and I really like the design touches you added.

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    Sally
    12th April 2011 at 1:20 am

    Beautiful. Love that you wrote the pattern for circular and dpns. It’s so lovely to be finished when you are finished knitting – no seams to sew.

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    Laine
    12th April 2011 at 1:35 am

    I love the colors you chose! Your details, as everyone is saying, take a perfectly basic, serviceable sweater, and make it particular and special.

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    Denise
    12th April 2011 at 3:26 am

    It looks gorgeous Lily. The McCafferty I knit will be headed to Canada soon, I’m donating it to a friend so she can put it in her church’s silent auction. I might have to knit myself another one at a later date 🙂

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    Catherine
    12th April 2011 at 4:54 pm

    very pretty, I love the little vent detail

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    Jessica
    12th April 2011 at 6:38 pm

    That is so cute! Love it! Love how it fits so well!!!

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    Maryse
    13th April 2011 at 3:05 am

    It looks really good on you! I love those simple knits that are looking stunning because of little details! Congratulations for this new design!

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    MsStitches
    14th April 2011 at 9:54 pm

    That is such a beautiful example of why knitting is brilliant!

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    abigail
    16th April 2011 at 12:31 am

    It’s gorgeous!!!!! I can’t wait for you to release it!

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    Daniela
    17th April 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Lily!! That’s gorgeous!! You are so talented and you are a lady now! You have grow up a lot since I follow your blog!!!

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    Preeti
    20th April 2011 at 6:32 am

    Blisco looks so chic and elegant! Love the various accents.

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    sue
    28th April 2011 at 5:09 am

    Simply gorgeous Lily. I am going to have to try out that i-cord edging I think. Is it easy to do.

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    Jessica
    2nd August 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Maybe I got tomatoes on my eyes, but how or where can I buy this pattern? 🙂

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      lily kate
      3rd August 2016 at 1:14 pm

      The pattern isn’t available online any more, sorry! I’ve emailed it to you 🙂

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    Hazel
    22nd April 2017 at 8:46 am

    Is it possible to get this pattern please
    Wanted to try thus as my first top down sweater
    And my first I cord edging

    Thank you

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