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Only about 6 weeks late but she got there in the end.  This is Wray – Lily’s Ravelympics project.

Knitted in a 2-ply laceweight from The Yarn Yard this certainly kept her occupied for a while!

Who knew that something so simple looking could require so much design effort?  Keeping the various widths of rib on track really tested her.

We are hoping that Lily will be able to get this sized up and available on Ravelry, but it’ll be her first real attempt at a multi-sized pattern so it could take a little while to get to that stage.   I haven’t the faintest idea how to tackle this so I’ll be on the look out for a Tech Editor to help us out.

In the by now traditional manner, Wray is named after a scenic Cumbrian location – Wray Castle.  The photographs were taken in front of the gatehouse shown here.

We did get some rather strange looks from the locals though!  😀

But then again we’ve never shied away from shocking folks for the knitting cause!


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    10th April 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Wray is beautiful!! Excellent work as usual Lily!

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    10th April 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Simply stunning photos Amanda! Lily’s design is just gorgeous, maybe I can knit one for Isabelle after I finish some other projects!

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    10th April 2010 at 1:57 pm

    So beautiful! I love how delicate it is. The whole outfit is lovely!

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    10th April 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I love it. I’ve been thinking a lot about knitting cardigans at a teeny gauge because of how delicate and lovely they turn out and here is a perfect example. This looks like it was well worth all the extra effort.

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    10th April 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Your photographs show Lily’s gorgeous design and knitting so beautifully. You two are a great pair! Beautiful sweater, Lily. Well done, as usual!

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    10th April 2010 at 2:57 pm

    It’s adorable! Well done Lily!

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    10th April 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Ok… Lily is amazing! She’s my new hero!

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    10th April 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Awesome design Lily! I want one 🙂

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    Kim O
    10th April 2010 at 3:07 pm

    This design is gorgeous ! Lily , you are totally amazing ! I so admire your designing and knitting skills !

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    10th April 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Wow! Its lovely! Great job, Lily!

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    10th April 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I have just found your blog, though I have been admiring Lily’s work for a while. ( now I can admire yours as well) I have a daughter a little older who knits well – but isn’t obsessive like Lily. I was at that age though in a house of non knitters there wasn’t that much ecouragment. Lily is lucky she has you but, she is a talented young lady and I suspect will be as good as the likes of ysolda in a couple of years whether she has negative comments from people or not. Keep showing us her work knitting or other wise. Elenya is also about to do photography gcse early which camera did you buy for Lily?

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    10th April 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Woooooooow, this is gorgeous! And Lilly is looking quite stunning in the photos, if I may add!
    I loooove the little detail on the sleeves!
    Good luck with tackling upsizing, I can’t even conceptualize how that works… ; )

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    10th April 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Wow! Lily did a great job on Wray. It’s absolutely gorgeous and the color is stunning. Love the photos. Beautiful girls, way to go!!

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    10th April 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Wow! What a beautiful design! Gorgeous pictures!

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    Mr Puffy
    10th April 2010 at 8:24 pm

    It’s stunning! I love all the details from the flared edge, cap sleeves, sweet buttons! Congratulations on a wonderful design and a beautiful project!

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    10th April 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Beautifully done! A true accomplishment 🙂

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    10th April 2010 at 8:43 pm

    This is just gorgeous, and my oh my isn’t Lily growing fast, she’s a beautiful young lady. I SO would like to knit this pattern for myself, it’s so delicate and feminine looking. Great job Lily – you are amazing 🙂

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    10th April 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Oh my goodness – no wonder that took a while – it’s amazing, so delicate and just beautiful touches with the sleeve shape and gentle flaring – fantastic work and looks wonderful on Lily

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    11th April 2010 at 1:31 am

    I love sheer knitting! This one is no exception. It is beautiful and I love the dress you’ve paired it up with. Gorgeous photos too. Thanks for sharing!

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    11th April 2010 at 3:00 am

    Genius genius Lily.
    It is a beautiful colour.
    It is a beautiful design.
    It is beautifully executed.
    It is beautifully worn.
    It it beautifully photographed.

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    11th April 2010 at 3:18 am

    Absolutely lovely! Someone has done a fine job of knitting and designing! And is all of a sudden looking alot older.

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    11th April 2010 at 5:59 am

    Amazing work, stunning result and beautiful photos. I especially adore the edging, it looks so fine and flattering, beautiful!

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    11th April 2010 at 8:33 am

    This is awesome!
    (Think I wrote a strange website URL in my first reply.)

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    Rene' Sharp
    11th April 2010 at 9:30 am

    Lily you never cease to amaze me!! I cannot believe you designed this yourself!! It is just perfect in every way, and looks so gorgeous on you. The color is also perfect, and Amanda your photography is again awesome. You two make such a good team. Sending you hugs from South Africa!!

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    11th April 2010 at 9:31 am

    Beautiful work as always, Lily (and fantastic photos from Mum too!). We’re all missing you at knitting group – hope you can come back soon. :o)

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    11th April 2010 at 10:24 am

    It’s absolutely gorgeous! I’m rooting for you!

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    11th April 2010 at 11:49 am

    Beautiful job and gorgeous color on Lily!

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    theresa/t does wool
    11th April 2010 at 1:47 pm

    just gorgeous…sweater and color Amanda!

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    11th April 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Precioso Lily!!! the knit and you too :).

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    11th April 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Lily did an absolutely wonderful job! Congratulations!

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    11th April 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Wow, another great design from Lily! I especially love the edging…just perfect!

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    11th April 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Oh my, this is wonderful! And Lily, you’re turning into a young woman — when did that happen? Congratulations on a fabulous design — using a fine fiber at a slightly larger than usual gauge gives it such a lovely effect. Like everyone else, I am *SO* impressed.

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    11th April 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Yowza! What a knockout!! The sweater, the designer, and the young woman.

    All those wonderful, light, little details. The frilly hem, the subtle rib, the curled button band and those adorable little sleeves. Even the little skirt the sweater is paired has those sweet carousel horses!

    There just aren’t enough compliments.

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    11th April 2010 at 10:06 pm

    This is seriously the most beautiful knit I’ve seen anywhere for a long time. I really hope Lily decides to publish this one. Beautiful!

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    11th April 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Wow the sweater is darling! Lily outdid herself once again and this is perfect for spring weather. Lily is also growing into a beautiful young lady. Excellent job, Lily!

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    12th April 2010 at 3:05 am

    Perfection. I love it. Lily has done it again!

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    12th April 2010 at 8:45 am

    Another beautiful design from Lily. And she looks so sophisticated in the photo.

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    12th April 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Stunning. Like always. Good job Lily!

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    12th April 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Fantastic. Fabulous. Awesome! What a beautiful job on this dreamy sweater Lily. Will be looking out for the pattern for sure! Love the sweet little buttons and the ruffled edge.

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    Lisa Q
    12th April 2010 at 11:51 pm

    wonderful. I want one…it looks perfect for summer evenings and cool summer days. Lily, you are so talented…best of all to you1

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    12th April 2010 at 11:52 pm

    What a stunning little sweater!!! I cannot wait for the pattern. I have a bunch of laceweight in my stash in the very same colour…

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    13th April 2010 at 9:55 am

    want, want want, this pattern. go lily!

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    13th April 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Hooray for Lily!

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    14th April 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Lovely work!! I love the sleeves and ruffly edge. Lily is a very talented designer!

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    15th April 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Awesome design!!!! Wonderful work Lily. I think I may be a candidate for this one. 🙂

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    21st April 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Great job, Lily! This is wonderful.

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    Terri Lynn
    23rd April 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Found you via Sam(Sticks, Strings and Crafty Things). You have such a beautiful, elegant blog. Lily is wonderful and your knitting is precious. I too am enthralled with this complete outfit. The carosel horses are lovely with Wray. I love the colors. Stunning.

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    Lo de Lille
    27th April 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Très joli ce cardigan et si joliment porté par une si gracieuse jeune fille. Bravo Lily, this is wonderful !

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    27th April 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Absolutely wonderful!!!!

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    28th April 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Beautiful Lily! You are one talented young lady!

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    1st May 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Wowee Lily looks like you in these pictures Amanda!

    Gorgeous work as always Lily, you are an inspiration, miss you at knitting!

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    6th May 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Awaiting the pattern! Stunning!

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    12th May 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Wow! Wow! Wow! i can’t say enough about this… the color selection, the stitch details. I (stupidly) thought this was from a pattern and was in awe of her ability, now I’m just stunned… floored…. Simply fabulous Lily.

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    Charlotte's Plot
    1st June 2010 at 9:12 am

    Only two month’s late to the party as it were – but felt I had to comment on this as it is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. I am full of admiration. It is one of those designs that looks so simple and elegant and yet you know that there are all manner of tricky details in there – I love the sleeves and the flare of the main body.

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    13th August 2010 at 1:26 am

    Looking forward to seeing this pattern published!

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    16th August 2010 at 5:12 am

    Absolutely lovely! I can’t wait to knit this pattern once it is avail. to the public. Awesome work I love to see such passion and determination in such a young knitter!

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    22nd August 2010 at 1:54 pm

    So very beautiful. Looking forward to the pattern beign available to buy! Well done.

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    7th September 2010 at 1:15 am

    Be prepared to get even more great compliments on this lovely project. I was so inspired by Lily’s knitting and your great photography that I linked this project in a Ravelry forum. Talented ladies…both of you!

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    19th January 2011 at 12:38 pm

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    19th January 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Thanks for showing us this wonderfull work. I like it so much! I made a link at my Blog, is it ok? http://wollerausch.wordpress.com/

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