Adelaide & Spadina by Fiona Ellis

Adelaide & Spadina

September 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1120 - 1960 yards (1024 - 1792 m)
Bust: 32 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)" / 81.5 (86.5, 96.5, 107, 117, 127) cm Length to shoulder: 23 (23½, 24½, 25, 26, 27)" / 58.5 (59.5, 62, 63.5, 66, 68.5) cm Intended to be worn with 2" / 5 cm ease
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My design ideas always take twists and turns in many directions, and sometimes they intersect. Welcome to the junction of Adelaide and Spadina!

This asymmetric striped V- neck cardigan featuring a dropped stitch & embroidery detail on the Right Front, Back & Left Sleeve. Each piece is worked in a different stripe sequence to make it fun to knit.

My love for asymmetry design is a road I have been down many times. The non-identical sleeves are a nod to Camper shoes “Twins” collection where each shoe in a pair is slightly different to its partner.

Experimenting with new ideas makes me curious about what is ‘round the next corner. So the “embroidery” technique used here is a new variation of an idea I have been developing for a while - knitters who have tried it say that it’s simple to work. The pattern includes a photo tutorial to make it super easy. I love the way that when placed in colour block stripes it adds texture along with the simple stripes.

The colour story comes from a different street - a wonderful scene in the movie “The Danish Girl”, where the chalky ochre of the buildings became a stunning backdrop for Lilli’s lace collared deep blue dress.

Take a trip to Adelaide and Spadina, where ideas meet and the fun begins!

For more background info & some inspiration for choosing your own colours: