Not too long ago I got hooked up on Mani de Fata designs. I usually like to come up with my own patterns or change one that's given so much, that it lloks like a completely different piece. But, all was changed when I saw Maglia Amaranto.
I thought it was beautiful, but still needed some improvisations. I like more open tops for summer, so I changed it to a low cut scoop neck and set-in sleeves. I aso played around with the top of the pattern, since I thought that those rectangles are getting lost next to beautiful lace. I wanted it to be fairly light so I choose fingering weight mercerized cotton 5/2 made by Silk City Fibers. They have a factory located in Paterson, NJ and it is open for shopping convinience from time to time. Please check their web site for dates and sales. I have to say, that quality of their yarns is excellent and I support american made products. You are able to sign up for their mailing list on their web site.