Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Campari - more than an aperitif


Kollage Yarns has just released one of my new designs for Spring.  Allow me to introduce Campari.

With this design, I wanted to make a top that was as easy to wear as a t-shirt, but a bit more refined.  Interesting and feminine, but casual and comfortable. You could wear this just as easily with jeans as with a pencil skirt.

The lace pattern at the hem and sleeve edges creates a fun scalloped edge. While the body is in stockinette stitch for ease of wear, the sleeves use the openwork from the lace border as an allover mesh pattern.

The shaping decreases for the V-neck are moved away from the neck edge, making an interesting detail above the bust.

This is a shape that will flatter many figures.  There is subtle waist shaping, set-in sleeves, and sloped shoulders.

Campari is knit in Kollage Yarns Sock-a-licious. This fingering weight merino, silk and nylon blend is light, comfortable and machine washable. The color we used is Sangria (which makes me happy, because I love red), but I'd love to see this in Purple Heart or Sycamore.

By the way, this sample was knit by my friend, Pat Hellhake (aka Pat the Wonder Knitter). Didn't she do a lovely job? Don't know what I'd do without her, and don't want to find out.

Campari is available for purchase now.  If you want to download a pdf, you can find it on Patternfish. If you prefer a paper copy, you can buy from Kollage Yarns.


  1. That is lovely. Red is my favorite too.

  2. Sandi, I am almost finished knitting Campari. It is a lovely design with classic lines and refined details. I chose to knit it in a Plymouth yarn, Lyndon Hill by Bristol Yarn Gallery, a fingering weight pima cotton/silk blend (85/15)in a lovely gold color. I can hardly wait to complete this garment.