Caitlin describes her Fonda Sweater design as "a cute little popover top featuring a fun bobble/twisted rib motif,veryloosely inspired by Jane Fonda’s wardrobe in The Electric Horseman. I know that’s a bit of a dated reference, but I can never predict where inspiration will come from! Fonda’s cropped fit is very easy to adjust if you prefer a longer fit. The sweater uses a tubular cast on and bind off- you can find links to tutorials for those techniques, as well as my preferred bobble-making method included in the pattern."
Pictured is the Fonda I knitted. I made the size 4 (which is the size I always choose to knit when I am test knitting for Cailtin). I used KOKON Kidsilk Mohair 2ply/lace weight yarn held three and was able to achieve gauge with the 3.75mm and 4.5mm needle sizes recommended for this knit.
I personally love how using the Kokon Kidsilk Mohair Laceweight/2ply yarn softened the design and gave it a more sophisticated feel.....like a knit you would wear dressed up with you a beautiful tulle skirt and some heels or dressed with down with your favourite pair of jeans.
I am 5'10 inches tall with a bust size of 101.5cms/40". I do like my knits to be a bit looser but that is just me.
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