August 25, 2015
January 20, 2016


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Dulwich by Martin Storey
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Rowan Alpaca Merino DK
10 skeins = 1150.0 yards (1051.6 meters), 250 grams

The Alpaca Merino is fantastic; it’s very easy to knit and creates a fabric that has a fine oatmeal texture and weightless loft, plus it’s as soft as a puppy’s tummy. I think if anyone has wool issues, maybe this would be worth a try. The colors all have little color variations, and in this purple I see a tiny bit of violet and blue--it’s truly gorgeous.

If you wanted to make Dulwich I have a few suggestions about getting the bat-wing style right. Bat-swing sweaters can be long and loose, or long and slim, some with waists and some without. I love them all. But if you make one that has waist ribbing like this, the blouse should begin and the ribbing should end at the natural waist, or no more than an inch below. If not, you take the risk of looking like a big blob. So, if you want to add length to this sweater, lengthen the waist ribbing by a little or a lot, but make sure to have the ribbing stop at the waist and do not add the length to the blousy part. This style can be flattering and sexy, but when it’s not, it’s probably because the blouse has gone down too far below the waist.

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83% Alpaca, 10% Nylon, 7% Merino
115 yards / 25 grams

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  • Project created: August 30, 2015
  • Finished: February 2, 2016
  • Updated: March 14, 2018