Franklin Habit’s Dolores #7 Bleatnik Poetic Ensemble by Patty Lyons includes the PDF pattern download and all the Valley Yarns Granville yarn you’ll need to knit this lovely sweater and beret for Dolores. The kit also contains a pair of Thoughtful Person Glasses (available in assorted colors; we will choose for you) and a handsome Dolores notebook for capturing your immortal thoughts before that second Moscow Mule kicks in.
Sure, she’s the life of any party. But Dolores has a quiet side. A thoughtful side. A side that weeps, just a little, when the autumn leaves fall. A side that loves to curl up with her beloved copy of Rod McKuen’s Come to Me in Silence, and ponder such questions as Why are we here? and How did we get here? and Whose bra is that on the chandelier? Lovers of poetry will know her three best-selling volumes of mixed verse: I Am Iambic Lamb, Half-Length Haiku, and Nothing Good Rhymes with Voluptuous.
Noted designer Patty Lyons has undertaken to provide Dolores with an outfit suited to afternoons spent courting the muse in a downtown rathskeller and trading midnight beats with the literary hip crowd. Patty’s clever, roomy pullover sweater can be worn with the lace panel in front for Elizabeth Barrett Browning moods, or in back when it’s more of a Sylvia Plath day. The beret is just flirty enough to let everyone that just because you’re deep, that doesn’t mean you’re dead. Note: Dolores doll is not included with outfit kit.
Sizes: One Size
Circumference — 22”
Length — 6¾”
Yarn Requirements: 2 hanks Valley Yarns Granville (90% Pima Cotton/10% Merino Wool; 50g/167yds) shown in #12 Coral
US 5 (3.75mm)
US 5 (3.75mm) 16” circular needle
US 4 (3.5mm) DPNs for beret ➤ Shop Knitting Needles
Gauge: 24.5 sts and 33 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, blocked
NOTE: Yarn shrinks up a bit when dry. Allow swatch to dry thoroughly before measuring
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