• Black Bunny Fibers + Floral Tunic = Perfection!

    It’s a good thing that Brooke Nico and Carol Sulcoski of Black Bunny Fibers have teamed up.  Brooke’s designs and Carol’s hand-dyed yarns are a match made in heaven.  At the VKLive Chicago market, I decided to find yarn to knit a sweater from  Brookes’ book “Lovely Knitted Lace”.  She and Carol had a “Sip, Sip, Knit” booth in the market, and they helped me find the perfect yarn for the Floral tunic.

    I had a wonderful time knitting this sweater. The pattern is enjoyable, and the yarn is divine – a heavy lace weight with some fluff to it, but strength at the core.  Love it!

    I will be wearing this all year round, and will think of my friends as I enjoy this beautiful sweater!

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    Pre-blocking.  Yuck. This is when a knitter leans heavily on their faith in the designer, and in the blocked swatch that came out perfectly.

    Pre-blocking. Yuck. This is when a knitter leans heavily on their faith in the designer, and in the blocked swatch that came out perfectly.

    Looks better than before blocking, but the gussets are crazy!  Still, I know Brooke Nico knows what she is doing.  Looking forward to trying this on.

    Looks better than before blocking, but the gussets are crazy! Still, I know Brooke Nico knows what she is doing. Looking forward to trying this on.

    Floral tunic close up, pre-blocking

    Floral tunic close up, pre-blocking