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flower buds for laine magazine issue 8 // knitting kit

flower buds for laine magazine issue 8 // knitting kit

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our longtime secret has finally been revealed with this beautiful pictures of the biches & bûches design contribution to Laine magazine issue 8.

photos : Laine magazine

 it was once again a great pleasure for me to work with Team Laine and their enthusiastic test knitters and i would like to say a huge thank you to all of you for helping out on the pattern - and to Sini and Jonna for the gorgeous photos. your catch of the ambiance is so much in thread with what we love 😊

 for the technical details, we can say that the spring top is knit in le petit lambswool and isager alpaca 1 – the original colors are beige for le petit lambswool and no. 61 for alpaca 1 held together throughout.

 we hope that you like our version of a spring top and cannot wait to see all the possible colors combinations you may choose. at your needles, ready to go ?

 enthusiastic test knitters : YarnOverBerlin (Marion), Kteni Smith, Heidi Rutanen, Tiina Hovi, Robin Ferguson, Tanja Hausdorf, Virpi Sipeläinen, Anne-Sophie Simonsen, Tammy MV, Vanessa Pellisa, Nancy Wheeler, Shauna Madden, 長澤宏美

we have created 4 color combinations you can (soon) see on the photos :
01_ beige + alpaca 1 col. 61 (original colors)
02_ light grey + alpaca 1 no. 2s
03_ yellow mustard + alpaca 1 no. 59
04_ very light pink + isager alpaca 1 no. 00
05_ medium green grey + isager alpaca 1 thyme
06_ custom colors : you can choose any color of our "le petit lambswool" + one of isager "alpaca 1". you can discover all of the shades on the wool product page and just fill out the form underneath !

the wool : it is the biches & bûches "le petit lambswool", a natural and 100% lambswool from scotland. the other one is from the danish brand isager, in a  "alpaca 1", pure alpaca, beautiful quality that, blended with lamsbwool, creates that really warm and soft touch.

for the knitting needles, astrid has used US 4/3.5 mm and US 6/4 mm 32”/80 cm circular needles for knitting flat - that you can find in our tool shop !

kit sizes : each size has its kit !
pattern sizes : S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL) (all sizes are detailed on the pattern !)
shown in size M. recommended ease: 4–6”/10–15 cm of positive ease.

the knitting kit: your kit contains the wool in the chosen colors and for the chosen model size + the little biches & bûches knitting pouch. the pattern is in Laine magazine issue 8.

skill level : 2 out of 5
techniques : knit stitch + purl stitch + flower buds pattern stitch (everything is of course explained in the pattern !)
construction : the top is knit flat holding the 2 threads together, in stocking / stockinette stitch with a flower buds pattern stitch!

dimensions of the finished top : 
bust circumference:
38 (42, 45.75, 49.5, 53.25, 57.25, 61)” / 95 (105, 114.5, 124, 133.5, 143, 152.5) cm
full length: 23 (23.5, 24.5, 24.5, 25.25, 25.25, 25.25)” / 59 (61, 63, 63, 65, 65, 65) cm
armhole depth: 8.75 (8.75, 9.5, 9.5, 10.75, 10.75, 10.75)” / 22 (22, 24, 24, 27, 27, 27) cm.

how to determine your size : you can take your favorite knitted sweater, worked in a yarn similar to the one you are considering, and measure its dimensions. it may not have the exact same shape, but it will give you an idea of the size to choose ! a sweater in thin wool is often designed a little loose, so it is best to choose a slightly larger than smaller size, and the biches & bûches designs are actually not intended to be worn tight <3

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