After much ado, I’m pleased to present Plicate.

We had a little photo shoot yesterday, and Lauren deserves great acclaim for willingly donning wooly things on the first really scorching day of the year.  I haven’t the slightest idea how she managed.  I was totally un-wool-covered, and I almost keeled over from the heat.

On the off chance it’s not too hot to even think of touching wool where you are (or, if you’ve given in and cranked up the a/c to the point where you’re actually just a bit chilly), you can now make one of your own.  It’s soft and squishy, works up quickly (it’s another of those where you won’t need to look at the chart once you get the hang of the pattern), and can be adjusted to fit your notions of the proper amount of scrunching in the back.  And don’t worry, there are careful instructions on just how to do the gathers at the back.