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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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This cute summer pattern is yet another seamless design of mine. I take credit for the technical creativity, but Cold Shirt was my daughter's idea. It took me a while to figure out what a "cold shirt" is, and here it is to her delight and mine.
I had so much fun creating, that I came up with 4 different versions. Each version is designed to give a variety of looks, thus allowing you to personalize your work. Each version can be also be mixed and matched with the other, thus giving more options to a creative knitter.
Cold Shirt is suitable for DK or Sport weight yarns. If you are like me, and have an odd ball or two of yarn lying around, then this pattern can help you to use them up.
The pattern also offers different levels of complexity. Thus it will suit a beginner or a more advanced knitter. You can pick it up as a TV knitting project or as one you plan to pour intricate work into.
Hope you will enjoy knitting your projects as much as I did.
25 stitches and 31 rows = 10 cm/4 inches
176 yards of DK weight