May 12, 2017

Hello there!  Today I have Lavande by Martin Storey to share.  I started this back in January of 2015 making it one of my oldest wip's held in hibernation.  Not the oldest, but one of the oldest. I rediscovered it a few weeks ago and decided that 2 years was quite long enough to be considered a work-in-progress, and either I needed to frog it or finish it.
made the smallest size and modified to make smaller, but could have made it smaller still. I decided I liked the front of the sweater, the low part, in the back.  It does look good either way, so it’s nice to have some versatility in a sweater.
For the sleeves I picked up stitches around the arm scythe and knit short rows down to the body, then joined in the round and knit to the elbow making decreases every 3/4". At the elbow, I knit front, back and front of every stitch (making 1 stitch into 3), thereby tripling the amount of stitches to make a flounce at the end of the sleeve. Love the way that turned out.
The yarn is perfection. Fingering weight 100% cotton can often feel like you're knitting with string, but not Summerlite. It has a very cashmere-like quality while knitting--very soft and forgiving in the hands, and it's made from the finest Egyptian Giza cotton. The fabric is just heaven, very lightweight and soft, plus it's machine washable.
I think my granddaughter has her eye on this, so I may wear it a few times and then hand it over the next time I see her. It’s darling and I love it, but one can only wear so many sweaters.
View all the patterns from Martin Storey's beautiful Summerlite 4-Ply Collection
Shop for Summerlite 4-ply at Uncommon Threads,  Webs,  FiberWild,  Churchmouse 
What are you knitting for summer?
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  1. Boy, this one looks good. I especially like the scooped neckline in back.

    1. Thank you. I just kept on trying it on with the scoop in back and decided that was the way I was going to wear it. I hope no one asks me if I've got it for n backwards. 😏

  2. Love the sleeves. It doesn't look like the same garment, but I can see that the modifications are easy! Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is divine! I love the sleeves and neckline and the color is gorgeous!

    1. Thank you. I'm so glad the sleeves turned out. It was an experiment that worked!

  4. Gorgeous sweater. Hurray for You modeling.

    1. My neighbor is busier than ever so it's back to me. I had to chop off my face because my expression was so awful. You'd thank me if you'd seen it.

  5. Looking good and the sweater is wonderful!



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