one lovely sweater

June 20, 2020

My newest finished knit is a test knit for Leslie Friend of the A Friend To Knit With blog. Do you follow her? You should! I've always loved her style and when she was looking for test knitters I raised my arm up high! It's called One Lovely Sweater and I told Leslie that this pattern reminded me of a Kim Hargreaves pattern. It's very simple with feminine touches such as a wide V neck and subtle bells at the wrist. I love the sleeves and will use them again. They look especially pretty in this light weight fabric. Her pattern uses a mohair/silk lace held with a fingering weight. My version was knit with one strand of Rowan Fine Silk in cream and one strand of Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe in Precious--two lace weights but I was able to get gauge. The fabric is as light as a marshmallow. The Kidsilk Stripe shade is a Kim Hargreaves color that has white, cream, and barely-there shades of gray and pink with a hint of blue/green. It's gorgeous.  The sweater is for me but I asked my adorable across-the-street neighbor to model it. Doesn't she look just too perfect in it? It looks great with jeans but will also be a nice dressy sweater come this fall. 

I used the same yarn combination on a cardigan, Kate by Sarah Hatton, pictured below. It had a gauge of 22 stitches per 4 inches and so the fabric is a little more dense than the above sweater. I wear it all the time. 

Until next time, I hope you are well and feeling inspired to make and create! xo Kristen

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