11 Apr


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.

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.


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.


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! :D

20 Responses to “blisco”

  1. Kelly April 11, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    Cute! Your hair is getting so long!

  2. Rene' Sharp April 11, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

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

  3. Kristyn April 11, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    simply beautiful, Lily!

  4. josiekitten April 11, 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!

  5. monique April 11, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

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

  6. martha-caknitter April 11, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    Looks beautiful, Lily!

  7. Emma April 11, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

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

  8. Kathy April 11, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

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

  9. Mr. Puffy April 11, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

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

  10. Sally April 12, 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.

  11. Laine April 12, 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.

  12. Denise April 12, 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 :)

  13. Catherine April 12, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    very pretty, I love the little vent detail

  14. Jessica April 12, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

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

  15. Maryse April 13, 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!

  16. MsStitches April 14, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

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

  17. abigail April 16, 2011 at 12:31 am #

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

  18. Daniela April 17, 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!!!

  19. Preeti April 20, 2011 at 6:32 am #

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

  20. sue April 28, 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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