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.


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.


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.


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.



6 thoughts on “Black White Russian

  1. Another one Sue! I love it! I love the fabrics you are using for your sweatshirts as well, first velour and now boiled wool. It looks great on you and I hope you get a lot of wear out of it.

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