Thursday, September 4, 2014


I don't know about you, but I get several knitting magazines, and their arrival is always a treat.  It is a chance to sit down with a cup of tea and flip through the pages to see if any of the patterns catch my fancy and sometimes I even read the articles.  If I see something I like I check the yarn for type and content (there are some weights and fiber contents that I tend to steer clear of) and if it is something I really think I am going to make I will even order the yarn.  This is one of the reasons that I have such an extensive stash, but the alternative is wanting to make the pattern later and the yarn being discontinued.  These days when I see a pattern I check my stash on Ravelry first because sometimes I have forgotten what I bought that yarn for and sometimes my tastes have changed and the original pattern that I bought the yarn for no longer appeals to me.  The saddest situation is when I look through the magazine and no patterns catch my fancy, fortunately that does not happen too often.

The latest Knitter's Magazine arrived today and there are several patterns that have caught my fancy, and one in particular has inspired me to dig some yarn out of my stash that has been languishing for at least 3 years waiting for the right project to come along.  I've pulled this yarn out a couple of times trying to find a project that would suit it, but have always been unsuccessful, until now.  This yarn, one of the first sets that I bought from Unique Sheep, is going to become the Alita Dress.  The pattern calls for lace weight (Schoppel-Wolle Lace Ball 100 (100% Merino)) held double, but I will be using the fingering weight held single.  When I bought the yarn I remember being a little disappointed in the color because it just wasn't right for the project that I had bought it for, but when I pulled it out again just a few minutes ago I discovered it was beautiful, it just needed the right project for me to realize that. 

Project:  Alita Dress by Adrienne Larsen from Knitter's Magazine 116, Fall 2014
Yarn:  The Unique Sheep Luxe in Autumn for Ana
Needles:  US 4 (3.5 mm)


  1. Which way are you going to knit it, browns or oranges on top?

    1. Dark on the bottom (see the next post). I'm actually thinking of knitting one for each season. I already have a set that would work for winter.