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!

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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.

dream in color wrap sweater

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…

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16 Responses to “the flip”

  1. Thalia

    It’s very pretty! I like so many of your patterns because they are very classic shapes and styles. I like the V-neck wraparound.

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  2. Dani

    I will never forget taking my unseamed Dream in Color shrug out of the soak and it was literally 6 feet long! I absolutely freaked. But it does really shrink back up in the wash. Mine is pilling a little bit too

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  3. Joan

    I always covet your sweaters and that one is no exception! I think I am going to get the pattern for it.

    How about some applied i-cord on the bottom?

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  4. Hope

    Another adorable sweater from you Laura. How do you make everything look so good?

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  5. Kristina

    You seem to make so many lovely sweaters. So quickly too! I’m slowly getting myself ready to make my very first sweater, but I seem to be taking a lace detour at the moment. Anyway, love your blog and your sweaters :)

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  6. lisa

    I LOVE this sweater. I have the pattern, tried to knit it, but it didn’t turn out so well with the yarn I choose.

    Will have to give it another go, yours looks perfect.

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  7. Susanne

    Love that sweater…very nice colours too!
    Are you sure you haven’t gone up one row on that hem where it is flipping up? It appears as if it is not hemmed on the right “line” of stitches…just a thought and my vho!
    I am betting you will get lots of wear out of that sweater!

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  8. Debbie

    Hi Laura!

    Just got back home and my goodness you’ve been busy!! I love your wrap cardigan and no seaming makes it even better :-) Beautiful autumn colors! I’ve been looking for a wrap pattern and this looks like a good one to finish in a hurry…thanks!

    The Seraphim shawl is soooo nice and just under three weeks of knitting…wow!! STR yarn looks like it blended nicely!

    Happy Knitting!

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  9. Melina

    Maybe it’s just me, but the two photos look the same. I was hoping you would have one of you modeling it, as I am thinking of getting the pattern.

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  10. Suzanne V. (Yarnhog)

    Nicely done!

    I love Vino. Love it. My husband says it’s his favorite sweater (of mine, of course). I did mine in Malabrigo, and it’s like wearing a super soft blanket, with shaping.

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  11. Caroline

    I am knitting a freeformed wrap sweater like that (top down) and I am planning on a picot edge around the bottom and the ends of the sleeves.

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