Pattern: Jess from My Fashionable life
Yarn: Debbie Bliss merino DK in teal, 12 balls
Needles: Size 11 KP options
Notes: I am really so pleased with how this sweater turned out. It fits me like a glove, surprising since the jacket has no shaping. The collar wants to curl a bit, so I might be tacking it down. Other than that it’s a great fit and an easy finished object!
Go see it!
On first glance my favorite design is the cable down raglan
I love the way the cables emphasize the waist in the back. I also like both the cardigans , but I’m on a bit of a cardigan kick lately, so that shouldn’t be a surprise.
The shawlette is an interesting idea. I like the idea of ends that are easy to tie around your shoulders, as I’m forever fixing my shawls. I like Grumperina’s socks and the raglan as well, but I’m not excited enoug to post pictures.
I want to like this design but I dunno… I just don’t get the back. I don’t like shirts with overly bare backs, as I’m not so fond of my own bony specimen. I’m also not sure that I get the idea of making really open weaved tank tops I don’t like the 2 different sets of straps or the different lengths. I will knit tanks, but the fabric needs to be pretty tight.
Overall it looks like a good issue. Oh Interweave… why must you tease me with your previews a month in advance!
I finished the “not so shrunken cardigan” and it’s drying and awaiting buttons. I already sewed buttons onto the Jess jacket, and I should get pictures today. I’m so pleased with how these have both come out!
My cat wants to sleep on my blocking. I fail to understand why the cat that hates even being in a room with running water would be perfectly happy to lie on a sopping wet sweater for a nap… but there you go. He loves it. In fact, he tried to gnaw on my Jess jacket this afternoon, but fortunately I caught him in time.