a year and half later

the first full official day of fall has not impressed. hot, cloudy, and humid? maybe fall has an identity crisis or summer is trying to trick us. either way, I broke down and turned the a/c back on after a few glorious days of living with opened windows. wool yarn? not touching it for another day or so. in the meantime, in attempts to cleanup my sidebar (and clear up my conscience) , I thought I’d finally blog about a sweater I finished eons ago.

chocolate scoop

pattern: my own “chocolate scoop”
yarn: laines du nord cashsilk
needles: 4mm
date started: 03.08
date finished: 04.08

it’s shameful how long it’s taken me to post about this sweater. the lack of blogging doesn’t relate to how much I love this sweater. because I loooove it. life just somehow kept getting in the way. I finished it sometime in april but then I went away almost all summer to take care of my parents. I love the sweater, but I’m not crazy enough to wear it in the middle of a miami summer. I tried taking photos when I got back, but didn’t like any enough to post. so I moved on and knit a bunch of sweaters. I didn’t try again until this spring, but , again, I didn’t like any of the pictures. I’m finally sucking it up though and posting the ones I took. you’ll forgive me right?

bubble sleeve

enough about my photo issues. the sweater couldn’t be simpler. it’s just stockinette stitch knit in the round from the bottom up with turned hems, slight waist shaping, and a basic scoop neck. the set-in sleeves are also knit in the round with some bubble shaping. I wanted an easy layering piece to go over long sleeve tees, but for some reason didn’t wear one in the pics. doh! the balloon sleeves allow me to wear long sleeves under them without it getting bulky, while the ribbon keeps the hem in place.
the yarn makes this one such a winner. I’ve used it before for the turbulence pullover and it looks just as amazing in plain jersey as it does in cables. the shine from the silk just makes the stitches pop. of course, the combination of merino, cashmere and silk doesn’t hurt. so soft and warm with no real pilling yet. I just see a soft, even halo from the cashmere. not bad for a year and half old sweater.

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  • mai September 23, 2009 at 11:23 am

    very pretty! i dig the sleeve shaping. it’s so fun!

  • Amanda Elizabeth September 23, 2009 at 11:57 am

    the ribbons on the sleeves are such an awesome touch!

  • Teyani September 23, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    pretty pretty.
    love that deep color too.
    this one would be one that I would reach for every day.

  • Phoe September 23, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    What a wonderful sweater! Love the sleeve detail especially.

  • Oiyi September 23, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Today was so hot and not Fall-like weather at all. My kid had sweat dripping off her head at the playground.
    LOVE the sweater! And the sleeves are a super cute detail.

  • Shell September 23, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    I like a lot! Love the sleeves.

  • Heather September 23, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    So lovely, an instant classic:)

  • tiennie September 23, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    This is a fantastic sweater! You look great!

  • potikare September 24, 2009 at 11:31 am

    you finished it in 1 day ?!
    it would be great to knit as fast as you…and it is really nice.

  • Seanna Lea September 24, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    That’s gorgeous. I’m not sure any of my 1.5 year old sweaters look that good (I must be using inferior materials or something).

  • Louise September 24, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    I love the simplicity of it and the sleeves are great…..I hate the bulky twistyness of having long sleeve ts under sweaters.

  • Jennifer September 25, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    It looks gorgeous! Love the ribbon detail.

  • Rain September 30, 2009 at 6:22 am

    Love the sweater, especially the sleeves!