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Adelaide by Isabell Kraemer

June 26 2020 – Sarah Cleeton

If you joined Lisa for the iKnit7 festivities over on our Instagram a few weeks back, you will have spotted her wearing Jacqui's recently finished pullover Adelaide by Isabell Kraemer while chatting with Louisa Harding.

Jacqui wearing the Adelaide sweater standing in her backyard

Knit using Yarntelier's Cashmere Lace, this top down pullover is so light and airy, it is just perfect for those cool summer evenings (and days here in Ireland!). The delicate lace yoke adds the right amount of elegant detail on the sweater to make your whole outfit pop.

The pattern includes both a short-sleeved and long-sleeved option to choose from, and the lace yoke is charted. Jacqui knit the long-sleeved version of Adelaide in the second size listed. She used just less than three balls of the Yarntelier Cashmere Lace in the colour way Rosehip.

Jacqui found Adelaide to be a very well-written pattern that was easy to follow. Lace weight pullovers may take a bit of time, but you will love the end result of such a delicate and striking sweater that will be sure to garner compliments.

Adelaide Sweater on a mannequin in a yarn shop

Yarntelier's Cashmere Lace is a British-made lace weight yarn, that when knit, feels weightless and incredibly comfortable to wear next to the skin. Due to the nature of the yarn's bespoke production (which Louisa mentions was especially important to her), the yarn is actually protected by residual spinning oils while you knit, making it resistant to friction and ready to come to life when it is washed and worn.

Unlike other traditional lace knits, when working with Cashmere Lace, you knit at a larger gauge than usual - similar to fingering weight yarn at anywhere between 3.00 - 3.75 mm needles. This allows space for the yarn to bloom when you block your project, giving it the uniquely airy feel and beautifully cloudy appearance to your finished project.

Cashmere Lace is an absolutely beautiful yarn for any project you choose, not just for heirloom or wedding gifts. Treat yourself to a bit of everyday luxury with this yarn and a project like the Adelaide sweater. You can easily knit a sweater from 3 balls of the Cashmere Lace.

You can also use just one ball of Cashmere Lace for a one skein project. Check out this gorgeous Ilara scarf from Yarntelier that Lisa shows off in the chat with Louisa Harding.

Be sure to follow Yarntelier on Instagram and tag Louisa in your project posts - she would love to see your creations with Cashmere Lace! (Tag us too, we'd be delighted to give your project some love as well!)

 

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Find out more about this stunning yarn, all produced within a stone’s throw of Louisa Harding’s home in Yorkshire. And what’s the scariest thing Louisa has ever done for fun? A hint: what goes up, must come down! Yarntelier Cashmere Lace is 15% Off for iKnit7 subscribers until midnight Weds 27th May. It's all part of the iKnit7 celebrations this week, with seven independent yarn shops coming together to say thank *you* for supporting us during these tough times. See https://www.iknit7.co.uk/may for more (and to access exclusive discount codes running through the rest of this week.) . . . . . #iknit7 #indieshop #knitstagram #knittersoftheworld #lys #workingtogether #woollove #shopindependent #smallbusiness

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  • Sandra Lee Mercil: September 16, 2020

    Hi,
    Last October my son took me to Dublin and I had a wonderful time in your shop. I bought Ilara Pattern by Louisa Harding and Cashmere Lace yarn. I have tried several times the knit the scarf but when I get to row 5 or 6, I can’t remember, I am one stitch too many. I took it apart and started over and the same thing happened. I put it down and started and finished many other projects and I would like to try again. Is there someone who can help me if my cast on increases by one on row 5 or 6 or 7? I will try again tonight and see if it happens.

    I appreciate any help I can get and I hope to make it back to Ireland soon.

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