(all photos by Carrie Bostick Hoge for Quince)
Knit from the bottom up in Quince's lovely Finch in the colorway Delft , this sweater employs an unusual construction similar to that of ballet warm ups.
The body is knit in the round, and then split for the deep neckline. The sleeves are then joined back in the round and knit straight up, almost like a pair of upside-down tights. The pattern calls for 1-2" of positive ease, but I've also worn the sample with 4" of negative ease and been happy with the fit, so it's up to you!
I know the neckline seems daring, but I'd also love to see this on top of a printed camisole, or even a button-up shirt. The possibilities are endless!
Galina can be found with Quince here and on Ravelry here. And if you're interested in some hardcore dance documentary watching of your own, here's the list of movies I watched over and over and over! The links will take you to Netflix for your own queueing. :)
Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance; a profile on the history of the Joffrey Ballet
Last Dance; a document of the collaboration between Pilobolus Dance Theatre and Maurice Sendak. This has some NSFW bits, but an amazing profile on the creation of a dance piece
Ballerina; profiles of five dancers in different stages of their career with the Kirov Ballet in Moscow
The Dancer; a profile of a young Swedish dancer as she finishes her training and goes out into the professional world
And of course, I would be remiss if I didn't mention Dance Academy. This show is complete fiction and complete fluff, but I couldn't stop watching it (and made other people do so as well). Set in a ballet school in Sydney, Australia, it's a teen soap opera that follows a group of friends through their first couple years of training. I haven't watched the second season yet, but I'm expecting to hunker down sometime this winter and watch ALL of it at once and then not be able to talk about anything else for a month.