- Garnett is a floaty, diaphanous top with a softly curving neckline and deep dropped shoulders. It is worked with large needles and two fine yarns held together, creating a delightful open texture. A lace panel is worked up the front and on both sleeves. The top is knit from the bottom up, first in the round and then the front and back separately. The top was inspired by the artisan and businesswoman Annie Garnett, whose experimental fabrics were some of the first to have metals woven through them. Garnett is knitted with two strands of different fibres to mimic, in a simple way, these innovative techniques.
Garnett is knitted using Susan Crawford Fenella and Susan Crawford Mist
Garnett is shown here in two colour ways.
Colourway One uses shades:
Columbine (Fenella) and Heathcote (Mist).
Colourway two uses shades:
Rannoch (Fenella) and Clockwork (Mist).
Samples shown in sizes 3 (on Ruth) and 4 (on Susan).
The pattern includes instructions for nine sizes to fit chest measurements between 71cm (28in) and 157cm (62in) and contains both clear written pattern directions, together with charted lace pattern instructions.
Susan Crawford Fenella, 100% British wool, vintage '3-ply' weight (129 m / 141 yds per 25 g skein approx)
Susan Crawford Mist, 72% mohair, 28% silk (420 m / 460 yds per 50 g skein)
5 (5, 6, 7, 8) (8, 8, 9, 10) skeins (Fenella), shade Columbine (lilac)
2 (2, 2, 2, 3) (3, 3, 3, 3) skeins (Mist), shade Heathcote (lilac)
5 (5, 6, 7, 8) (8, 8, 9, 10) skeins (Fenella), shade Rannoch (orange)
2 (2, 2, 2, 3) (3, 3, 3, 3) skeins (Mist), shade Clockwork (orange)
Small Needles: 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle (80-100 cm / 30-40 in)
4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle (30-40 cm / 12-16 in)
Large Needles: 5 mm (US 8) circular needle (80-100 cm / 30-40 in)
5 mm (US 8) circular needle (30-40 cm / 12-16 in)
18 sts and 25 rounds = 10 cm / 4 in over stocking stitch, using Fenella and Mist held together. We obtained this gauge using 5 mm needles.
Stitch markers, removable stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle.