Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Res Completa: February Lady Sweater
Or June Lady Sweater, for when I made most of it? Or August Lady Sweater, for when I'm posting about it? Either way, how on earth could I resist such a green sweater??
Pattern: February Lady Sweater, by Pamela Wynne
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy, 3 hanks of Happy Forest
Needles: US 8 circs and dpns
Notions: 3 vintage wooden buttons
Start to Finish: June 17-July 6, 2008
Mods: My only modification was an unintentional one, being that the yarn grew, like, a LOT and my sweater body and sleeves turned out around 4 inches longer than what the pattern appeared to call for. Ok, I admit, I did not do one lick of swatching for this sweater, nor did I even look into the post-washing properties of the yarn. Terrible, I know. I hang my head in shame.
Notes: That said, I do like the sweater quite a bit. It's not quite as swingy as I'd like, but it's got a long-lacy-summer-cardi thing going on that's good for San Francisco. I'm quite happy with the buttons, too. I found them at the same antique store where I got my favorite green dress and they just happened to work well with the yarn. I did snaps on the undersides instead of buttonholes because my first attempt at making a buttonhole was unsuccessful and I was too impatient to keep trying...
I LOVED working with the Dream in Color Smooshy. What a delicious yarn. It's soft and squishy and gorgeous and smells nice, too! Unfortunately, one of my three hanks didn't exactly match the other two, so the top half of the sweater is a little darker and yellower than the bottom. What I should have done was alternate skeins as I was knitting, but of course I didn't think of that until it was too late.
I adore the whole idea of this sweater -- taking such a classic as EZ's February Baby Sweater and turning it into an adult-sized version? Baby knits as trendy wardrobe items? Genius.
scriptum est ab Hilary die 8/12/2008