May 28, 2012 in patterns
This year is a fantastic year to celebrate all things British. Queen Liz is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee (60 years in one job is an amazing commitment. I hope my workplace does not get any ideas!), and the Olympics are being held in London.
Lots of places are having street fairs and village parties, my own village included, so I wanted something quirky to wear so I can join in the party.
Albion Jubilee is just that. Knitted with the Union Jack flag forming the intarsia pattern, it is fitted, summery (yes I am hoping for the good weather to last, ever the optimist!), cute & fun. It is knitted with intarsia for the body and is shaped to flare over the hips but be fitted over the bust and the under bust. The straps lie diagonally across the chest to match the pattern of the union jack flag.
I’ve knitted this one in Twilleys of Stamford freedom echo DK which is made from recycled denim and comes in beautiful muted colours. The cotton is cool for the summer and holds its shape well.
I hope you have a fantastic jubilee celebration and an amazing olympics