Helaine

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Language:
English
Brand:
Independent Designer
Designer:
Fiber Dreams
Craft:
Knitting
Yarn Weight:
Fingering, Light Fingering, Sport
Format:
Downloadable PDF
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Featured Yarn:
Knit One Crochet Too Pediwick
Pages:
4
Notes:
two 1.25-inch (3 cm) clasps; smooth waste yarn in contrasting color for provisional cast on.

Description

Back in 2013, I designed a cowl using the stitch that I used for this sweater. I thought the stitch looked rather heraldic, and so I thought I’d name it after Lancelot’s mother. Turns out that was easier said than done. While some of the stories in the Authurian legends are very clear cut, apparently Lancelot’s parentage doesn’t fall into that category. I found four different names associated with Lancelot’s mother: Helsin, Clarine, Helaine, and Elaine. I used Clarine for the cowl, and chose Helaine for this little sweater. In retrospect, perhaps I lucked out as I had plenty of names to choose from.

Helaine has details that Lancelot’s mother, regardless of her name, would have loved: it starts with a provisional cast on and a folded hem, it’s worked straight up from hem to armholes without shaping, a handful of stitches are added for the cute little sleeves, it has a square neckline, and it has proper clasps to hold it together in front.

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