Balletomane is a lightweight, fitted ballet style-wrap, with a beaded yoke, and optional long sheer sleeves finished with beaded cuffs. It is equally beautiful knit without the beads or as a sleeveless wrap. Because this garment is knit in one section with no seams, you can try it on as you knit it to get the perfect fit. The body of the wrap is knit using two strands of hand dyed lace weight yarn, the sleeves are knit with one strand so are slightly sheer.
Balletomane [ bal·let·o·mane]. Italian for an ardent admirer of the ballet.
A huge thank you to Stephanie who suggested such a wonderful name.
I recently became a ‘beginner Ballet-mum’ and went looking for a pattern for a ballet wrap that was seamless and at the same time interesting to knit. I couldn’t find one, my solution was to design and make a fitted totally seamless ballet wrap worked with beads. Inspired by the knitting of Elizabeth Zimmerman, Balletomane is as close to knitting in the round as I can make a