I Love It So Much It Stinks!
What does one do when the mercury shoots up?
Why, you knit a sweater of course!
Simply put: I'm in love.
Pattern: Top down raglan of my own design.
Yarn: Jonelle Superwash DK in black.
Notes: What's there to say really? I calculated what it would take to make a top down raglan based on my measurements and the measurements of a favorite store bought sweater. I picked up the old Harmony Guide to Knitting Stitches and found a lace panel I liked (staggered fern) and stuck it in the middle of the front of the sweater.
Knit, knit, knit, knit.
It fits like a dream and it will be great for the icy office come fall/winter. Plus I can extend wearing my longer tank tops into the winter.
Although I might have to find a wishy-washy weather day where I can wear it with my summer skirt I sewed this summer that you see up there and the cute shoes I bought this spring to match my summer skirt:
My only problem with this sweater?
When I was blocking it, I got it damp. Holy cow, the SMELL! It stank of mothballs when I merely got it damp enough to block out the center panel and the collar, bottom edge and sleeves.
I hung it next to an open window all day and the smell has disappeared now that it's dry. Let's hope the stink is not a lasting phenomenon.
I think I'll go pensively ponder the stink of my sweater with my evil red eyes....