Pattern: by Annie Modesitt, Interweave Knits Fall 2004
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, “Olivette”, 5 skeins
Needles: Denise US 7 (4.5 mm)
Started: May 27, 2005
Finished: July 19, 2005 (that took a while!)
I love the way this turned out! The stitch patterns are fabulous and the chart was easy to memorize. Modifications: added length by adding a pattern repeat, 4×2 ribbing on the sleeves and bottom of the body, more ribbing to add length. As you can see, I changed my mind about the buttons from the last post and went and bought new ones today. The sweater took so long because I put it down for a long time – but the knitting was fast and easy! Now I just need some cooler weather…
Onto stash enhancement. Yesterday I went to the sale at Romni, with the intention of getting this:
Madil Eden, 100% bamboo, in a mocha colour. This bamboo is soft, silky and shiny.
I also just couldn’t resist.
Four skeins of Coffee Bean Calmer. Oy. And I went and picked up some Lorna’s from the store, too. Two skeins of “peach” for the waving lace socks from last spring’s interweave.
I also got the Addi for the Sapphire tank, and another 2.5 mm circ to replace the one I broke. It was an expensive day.