Black White Russian

Truly, I am addicted to this pattern. I’ve made pink and the blue White Russians from Capital Chic Patterns, and I had to add this black one.

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I’ve had this boiled wool in my stash for ages and it reminds me of the “poodle” wool we used to wear in the ’50s, which I see can still be bought at places like Mood Fabrics. This piece had a rather large flaw in it which I had to navigate around, but I managed it because the pattern is really only three pieces. Because there’s not a lot of stretch to the fabric I decided to use a ribbed knit for the bands, but couldn’t find the piece I wanted to use even though I knew it was in my cupboard – somewhere! In the end I went for a thicker ribbed knit and it worked ok.

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This pattern is such a quick make that I knocked it out whilst waiting for the kettle to boil. Umm not really, but who let’s truth get in the way of a good story? Actually, it took as long as the kettle to boil, the tea to brew and be slowly consumed. Truly! I adore this pattern. As winter slips away I know that I probably won’t make too many more for a while, but I have one more that I want to make.

My hair looks such a mess in the above photos that I had to include this out of focus shot just to show that I do brush it occasionally. I also always seem to prefer back shots to front shots.

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The details:

White Russian pattern from Capital Chick Patterns, made from black boiled wool from Knitwit. Teamed with StyleArc Elle pants and Paul Green boots.

 

Fadanista

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