Peasant Blouse in Chiffon

March 10, 2013

I LOVE this sweater!  Absolutely crazy over it!  It's so dang PRETTY!  It was quite a bit of a knit on tiny little needles and fingering weight yarn, but so worth it.  I went into detail on my Ravelry page if you want to know how it is constructed which is quite ingenious.  Knitting this was the perfect combination of the right pattern combined with the right yarn complimented with the right needle.  Don't you love it when the knitting experience connects so well?

This sweater seems to me more like a blouse than a sweater, guess it's the loose fit and the fine fabric.  I wore it today with a grey pencil skirt, but am on the hunt for a swingy print skirt that will be fun to wear for Easter.  I always try to make a pretty new sweater for Easter and think this will be it.  (Although I am making Baileys Irish Cream in a cream silk and that might be a contender for Easter too!)

The 100% wool yarn is called Highland, a fingering weight in Chiffon, a soft seafoam color from the Danish company, Isager.  I am just loving this yarn and their patterns.  They have the prettiest booth at Stitches West, plus my LYS carries a good selection.  This is my second time using Highland and just love the rustic elegance.   I'm also working on another sweater, Relax, in another Isager yarn, a fingering weight alpaca/merino blend in a beautiful dark steel blue.

Well my dears, until next time....take care and stay well.

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  1. Gorgeous, Kristen! That collar construction is so unique. This top really says "Spring!"

  2. Very nice! Love the color and the neckline! Perfect for Easter!

  3. LOL, my friend and I always refer to the Isager folks as "The Beautiful Booth" at Stitches West. ;) Lovely sweater!

    1. I know, that booth is beautiful! The wall of yarn, that must be it!

  4. Oooooohhhhh.....that IS pretty! Very soft, flattering to the figure, and I LOVE the color! Indeed it looks like it took the fingers of a billion tiny fairies to knit! :-) So pretty!

  5. lovely! as always, you matched the yarn and the pattern perfectly. and the result - on you! - stunning!!! my LYS carries Isager and I just sent an email to see if we have that particular put-up. hope "yes"!!

  6. It sounds like you have the best yarn shop! Love this sweater. Looks really great on you.

  7. Wonderfull! That will be surely the right sweater for eastern!


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