Sunday, August 16, 2009

Audrey In Unst

The new Twist Collective is out and I'm in it!

Audrey In Unst is a cropped cardi featuring a bib of Shetland Lace. It is worked seamlessly from the bottom up including seamless set in sleeves which are worked using short rows to shape the cap. I was definitely thinking of an Audrey Hepburn inspired Cardigan when I designed this hence the use of the name.....and the lace originates from the northern most Shetland Isle, Unst.....I don't suppose Audrey Hepburn ever actually made it to Shetland but she would have looked great on a windswept beach in this cardi if she had!

Once again it is such an honour to be in an issue with so many other wonderful designers and great to work with the team at Twist!

Here are a few more poorly taken photos before I sent it off....I deliberately subdued them as bright red is not the best colour on me (the cardi is also a little on the small side for me in this size).....I will be making another in a rusty colour....possibly starting it today!


22 comments:

Vaida said...

It's great! It's completely your style - I love this combination of simplicity and elegance

clarabelle said...

It's gorgeous, Gudrun, and well done on getting your pattern accepted in the latest Twist Collective - though I'm not surprised! Just off to queue it on Rav...

kat said...

i love this cardy!

Hilary said...

Just beautiful!! I love it. And want one in every color.

Kate said...

This is a beautiful design. Love it.

nicole said...

I love this simple, sweet design! Another winner Gudrun!

polly said...

I think it looks better on you than the model! and not too small!

Lolly said...
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Lolly said...

I love it! This issue is crammed full of beautiful designs. Congratulations!

kgirl said...

your design was the first one I made a "favourite" ;)

I love your patterns, and the ones I've knit thus far have been so beautifully written, I make a point of looking for your new work.

Congratulations, you deserve it!

mel said...

It's a classic Gudrun - perfect details. Congratulations!!

Giulia said...

This is beautiful! I think you're right about the Audrey Hepburn thing - I can see it looking chic in black.

FlauschiOhren said...

Gratz Gudrun!! It looks fantastic, such a great piece of work. Well done!

Poethead said...

I really love this, and I have already added it to my TC basket!

Laura said...

This is beautiful! Love the lace, and its seamlessness!

whitknits said...

Congratulations! It's gorgeous! One of these days I want to knit one up in a very pale blue.

riotyarn said...

Gorgeous details! Great knit.

Romi said...

I meant to tell you before...I love it! :D

Poshyarns said...

I love this, it looks great on you and I really like the modelled version too.

karen said...

I fell instantly and madly in love with it the minute I saw it on Ravelry a couple of weeks ago. Right now my version is sitting on my bookshelf. It's brown and has the shape of a cone but within days it will be on my needles! :-)

Journeying Five said...

love it! the 3/4 length sleeves and especially worn oopen. very very functional!

rosine said...

very beautiful!

i like a lot the pictures on your blog!

a french mama