I know it’s taken me a long time to catch up, but here we are – another Rhinebeck sweater, which I did in fact wear to Rhinebeck!
Dream in Color Wrap Cardi
Pattern: Knitting Pure and Simple Neckdown Wrap
Yarn: Dream in Color “Classy” (worsted) in Dusky Aurora – more purple in real life
Needles: Denise US 8?
This one’s a great sweater, but see the flip in the hem? I knew I should’ve done another ridge or two. Anyway, I’ve worn it lots already, despite the annoying flip. I’m actually thinking that I might unpick the bind off and knit another couple rows…or maybe I’ll just crochet around the bottom. That’d be easier.
The yarn is fabulous as usual, but I did experience some momentary panic when I took it out of the spin cycle of the wash (it’d just been soaking) and the sweater had grown like crazy. I knew that was probably going to happen, what being superwash and all, but it was still freaky.
I put the sweater in the dryer for a few minutes before taking it out to lay flat, and it was back to normal. Unfortunately, putting it in the dryer seems to have aged the yarn somewhat – this sweater is pilling a bit more than my Vino cardigan (which, by the way, I’m going to start selling the pattern for on this here blog).
Vino didn’t grown when I washed it the last time, but I think that has a lot to do with the fact that it was knit in pieces and seamed up. The seams really helped stabilize everything, I think.
Anyway, I’m really happy with the fit of this sweater and it’s seeing lots of wear! I’m think that perhaps yet another Dream in Color sweater is in my future…