Dolores #7 Bleatnik Poetic Ensemble by Patty Lyons

Dolores #7 Bleatnik Poetic Ensemble

February 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24.5 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
one size to fit stuffed Dolores sheep

Sure, she’s the life of any party. But Dolores has a quiet side. A thoughtful side. A side that weeps, just a little, when the autumn leaves fall. A side that loves to curl up with her beloved copy of Rod McKuen’s Come to Me in Silence, and ponder such questions as Why are we here? and How did we get here? and Whose bra is that on the chandelier? Lovers of poetry will know her three best-selling volumes of mixed verse: I Am Iambic Lamb, Half-Length Haiku, and Nothing Good Rhymes with Voluptuous.

Noted designer Patty Lyons has undertaken to provide Dolores with an outfit suited to afternoons spent courting the muse in a downtown rathskeller and trading midnight beats with the literary hip crowd. Patty’s clever, roomy pullover sweater can be worn with the lace panel in front for Elizabeth Barrett Browning moods, or in back when it’s more of a Sylvia Plath day. The beret is just flirty enough to let everyone that just because you’re deep, that doesn’t mean you’re dead.

Franklin Habit’s Dolores #7 Bleatnik Poetic Ensemble pattern by Patty Lyons is available only with the kit from WEBS at The kit includes the PDF pattern download and all the Valley Yarns Granville yarn you’ll need to knit this lovely sweater and beret for Dolores. The kit also contains a pair of Thoughtful Person Glasses (available in assorted colors; Webs will choose for you) and a handsome Dolores notebook for capturing your immortal thoughts before that second Moscow Mule kicks in.

Finished Measurements:
Circumference: 22”
Length: 6¾”