WANT: Lora’s amazing hand-dyed sweater

My dear friend Lora Angelova, who introduced herself on Ravelry, is one of my knitting role models. Not only does she have impeccable taste, but one look at her Ravelry projects and you can tell she’s someone who sweats the details, which I really admire. Every one of her projects is beautifully finished and fits perfectly. Take a look at her most recent FO and you’ll see what I mean.


Lora modeling her masterpiece
Lora modeling her masterpiece

The pattern is one I’ve loved for awhile, called Dessine-Moi Un Mouton. The designer describes it as “something cropped to wear over my everyday uniform of leggings and long tops,” which is already pretty irresistible.

original pattern photo from La Maison Rililie

Lora, though, really went deep with her version of Dessine-Moi un Mouton: she dyed the yarn for the stripes herself, using 100% plant-based dyes (and apparently, some strawberry-flavored high-fructose corn syrup, LOVE).


Happily for the rest of us, Lora took beautiful photos of the entire process, and documented her work throughout on her Rav project page.


all photos courtesy of Lora Angelova, used with permission

Lora is a scientist who specializes in art restoration. Her writing is featured in the latest issue of Pom Pom Quarterly, where she talks about her job as something called a “Heritage Chemist.” Awesome!

3 thoughts on “WANT: Lora’s amazing hand-dyed sweater

  1. PendleStitches November 5, 2015 / 2:34 pm

    Oh my. That is just stunning. Such amazing talent!

  2. catherine bayar November 5, 2015 / 5:11 pm

    Love sweaters with stripe patterns like these. Really resh work!

  3. Lauren November 5, 2015 / 7:48 pm

    Technically impressive and BEAUTIFUL. Those sleeves cuvs, tho!

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