Lillooet is part of the Knitty Professors Winter 2009/2010 Collection.
Lillooet is inspired by the Lillooet ice field in British Columbia, Canada. Ice fields are large areas of interconnected glacial valleys, formed over hundreds of years when snow accumulates, freezes, and turns to ice. The Lillooet ice field surrounds a river of the same name, and it measures over 19 miles from east to west. Viewed from above, the Lilooet ice field is breathtaking. This sweater echoes the swirls, ripples, and crevasses visible in aerial views of the ice field.
Lillooet is knit from the top-down, with minimal seaming. You will cast on for the neck and work back and forth until the garment reaches to the waist. The cable and lace pattern begins at the neck and continues down both sides of the placket. Then, you will join and work in the round to finish the bottom of the sweater. Later, you will add crochet edging and buttonholes to the placket.
The sleeves also feature edging in the same cable and lace pattern.
For this sweater, I used Manos del Uruguay silk blend (70% wool, 30% silk; 150 in color 300C “Powder.” Other suitable yarns would be Malabrigo Silky Merino, Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca & Silk, or any DK weight yarn.
Finished Chest Measurements: 30[33,36,40,42]Check out my Ravelry page for more details.
You can buy Lillooet separately for $6.00 . . .
Or as part of the Winter 2009-2010 Collection, which features 7 great patterns for just $21.00.