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My name is Elena Nodel, and I am a mom to a very industrious, busy, ever curious and adventurous little girl. She is my ever present inspiration for all my creative ideas. As she grows, she becomes more and more involved in my creative work, and actually does have a say in a final look of any given project. I have a Girly Girl, thus most of my designs are very feminine. However, lately I have started working on more unisex projects.
I was born and raised in Russia, a place where knitting is a part of the lifestyle. I now live in British Columbia, Canada, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. I am a trained microbiologist/immunologist , and have spent years doing scientific research. I am married to a like scientist, and his name is Peter. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful and supportive husband, and Maya is very lucky to have a father who constantly encourages her natural curiosity, and teaches her about the world around her - she has him wrapped very tightly around her little finger!
I love working with natural fibers such as cotton or wool, and always try to use them.One thing I don't like doing is seaming, therefore I knit in the round as much as possible. It is great for me and comfortable for kids. And as a result, I usually design my garments to be worked in the round from the top down.
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Allspice is a very playful and very girly cardigan featuring cute ribbed or belled ruffles and ribbed texture throughout. It is a part of the "Spice Girls" series of cardigans designed for everyday wear, each one with a little unique spice of their own.
Allspice is a variation of Saffron design; Allspice is worked from the top down, uses short rows to shape shoulders and set-in sleeves. This cardigan has a different fit and construction as compared to Saffron which is a top down raglan shrug, but the overall look is similar.
The cardigan is completely seamless.
Allspice is more suitable for intermediate skilled knitter or a very adventurous advanced beginner.
23 stitches and 30 rows = 10 cm/4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
260 yards of DK weight