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January 29, 2014

Spring Promise

Photo © Knitscene, Spring 2014.

We may still be up to our ankles in snow, but the spring issue of Knitscene is out right now, giving us plenty of time to dream of (and knit for!) warmer weather. We’re starting our spring stitching with the Alexandrite Tank in Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk. It drapes like a dream and the uniquely constructed, collar (it’s knit separately, then twisted, and sewn into the neckline) is just stunning. Get it on your needles now.


The Details

Pattern: Alexandrite Tank
Designer: Robin Melanson
Size: 32½ (36½, 40½, 44½, 48½, 52½)”
Needle Size 4 (3.5mm) 16″ circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk, shown in Peacock #139
Pattern available in Knitscene, Spring 2014



2 Responses to “Spring Promise”

  1. February 3, 2014 at 3:07 am Erika says:

    Just bought the magazine today, lots of great ideas! Love this top too I just might attempt it as my first knit top !! :) Doesn’t look too hard.

    • February 3, 2014 at 12:27 pm Katie says:

      Way to go! As far as first tops, it certainly is nice when you don’t have to worry about sleeves. This tank would be perfect for a manageable amount of knitting and no fiddling with set in sleeves or some such thing, right out the gate. Good luck! (And please, keep us posted.)