I was going to post a bunch of new stuff to Etsy, only to find they’re in the middle of the upgrade (which I did know about, because I got an email!). If I’d posted last week like I said I would, I could’ve paid the before-upgrade fees rather than the new ones. D’oh. Oh well, I guess it’ll have to wait till Monday.
Super Silky Top-Down
Pattern: my own; top-down raglan with seed stitch borders, v-neck and waist shaping; crocheted neck edge
Yarn: my own (yay!);
1 strand handspun worsted-weight Louet-dyed merino/silk (80/20) 2 ply in “Princess Blue”, about 500 yards;
1 strand handspun fingering weight Fleece Artist dyed wool/silk (65/35) 2 ply, 640 yards.
Needles: Denise US 11.
Start to finish: less than a week!
Fastest sweater ever! And no leftovers! I ended up finishing the body, then dividing each yarn into two equal balls for the sleeves. Continued on the sleeve with both yarns until I ran out of the worsted weight, then doubled the fingering weight for the last few inches of sleeve. Blends right in!
It needed a good blocking – a nice soak evened everything out, and it grew a bit which I needed. Now I just need to find some kind of cool pin or something to keep it closed.
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