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Alright Quince & Co. just stop this now. I can't handle any more enabling; if it's not the patterns, it's the yarn, calling to me in a way that is, frankly, bordering on the unhealthy. I am totally smitten and desperately resisting the urge to storm Loop and max out my credit card.Â
Right, having got that off my chest, let us turn to this latest example of knitting loveliness which I hold responsible for feeding my yarn frenzy.Â
This is Honey, so named, I assume, for the Quince & Co. yellow-olive colourway I've had my eye on for a while. There are few things better than a good stripe, and here it's in a sweet top-down raglan, with dinky pockets, designed by Amy Miller. It's simple, but it also has an air of luxury to it, like a classic cashmere sweater. It's understated, but the kind of thing you can imagine reaching for in the morning, whether you're heading to the office or out for a winter walk with the dogs. (If I had dogs, which I don't. I'm trying to wear the boyfriend down on this point).
Admittedly, I'm somewhat reluctant to buy yet another top-down raglan pattern – I must have half a dozen of them and they're hardly the most unusual or technical of patterns – but if you find a really well-written one then it can earn its keep as a brilliant template. You can do it with or without stripes, or pockets, play with the neckline and the sleeves, and generally experiment. Although on this occasion I have to admit I love the original just as it is.Â
Buy the pattern on Ravelry here:Â http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/honey-13