Friday, May 30, 2008


I saw this beautiful design by Joëlle Meier Rioux in a Classic Elite booklet and said ‘Aha!’ What a combination, bulky and lacy, also delicate. I had to knit this oxymoron garment. Although the original is knitted with a DK weight cotton blend yarn, doubled, I had Vittadini Samantha in my stash. A bulky cotton yarn, just right for this design.

It took me less than a week to complete and the result is great. I've been wondering what I could knit with this bulky Samantha for a few years. Then, one day, the right design comes right at you. I am so glad to have my 'healthy' yarn stash. Here is the lovely lace pattern at the center front.


  1. Gorgeous. Lovely color too.

  2. Beautiful, May! I love the idea of bulky and lace and you're right, it's very delicate and feminine looking.

  3. This is so beautiful. I have the yarn and pattern already, so I'm glad to know it doesn't take too long.

  4. Thanks, ladies! Don't you love those lace designs!

    Touran, let me know how the original yarn, Classic Elite's Classic Silk works for you.