Sunday, October 19, 2014
Colors for a Cloudy Day
It's not cloudy today. In fact, it's rarely cloudy around here. But the sweater is named such.
Speaking of names. This morning I woke up from a dream that I was naming a sweater. In my dream I felt it sounded really cool but when I woke up, I was like what was I thinking? The name was "The Fabulous Story of Dandruff". No, serious, why would such a name come to my dream? Perhaps if I was making a black hat with white as contrast color for pattern....
Anyway, the sweater was knitted top down in round with raglan sleeves. I used short rows to create the curved hem. After picking up stitches from the WS of hem, I used short rows for the top part of fair isle.
I really wanted a layered look with the fair isle without just straight hem, a little peek through effect of the layering. The result, I love it. It's easy wearing with a little kick. It's totally my style.
Yarn was Ornaghi Fillati Super Sport. It's a rather woolly and sturdy yarn. I bought a bunch of it from Elann last year. When I first got the yarn, I was a bit dismayed that it wasn't merino-soft, but I grew to like it more and more.
This sweater was a fun knit. I love doing color-work but find myself lacking the patience nowadays for an entire sweater of in color-work. This turned out to be a perfect combo. Just enough to make it fun and a little break from the endless stockinette stitch.
I re-knitted the sleeves coupla times. I had something more "designey" stuff at first, but it just didn't go with the more laid-back look I was going for. So, plain sleeves was the final decision.