Pattern: Lorelei, from the book Yarnplay, 32″ size
Yarn: Cascade Pima Silk #1544 and Noro Silk Garden #205
Needles: US 6, size G crochet hook
Notes: I love this sweater! I used the yarn I frogged from Sahara, and I’m so pleased that I can finally wear this lovely color. I used the blue and green portions of two balls of Silk Garden – since I can’t really use it for big projects (it hurts my hands) I didn’t feel too guilty using up some stash yarn. My only mod was to skip the round of slip stitch around the neck and hem, and just do single crochet instead. I found it too difficult to crochet into the slipped stitches. The hem and the armholes do have a slight tendency to roll, but it’s within tolerable limits. The yarn makes a very comfortable and cool fabric.
I wore this sweater to work this afternoon and received compliments! I think the garter lines being where they are is very flattering.
I’ve been swatching for several sweaters, trying to decide what I want to make next. I’ve finally decided that I want to make the short sleeved lace cardigan in the current Vogue Knitting. Unfortunately, I had no cotton yarn in the correct weight, so… I bought yarn. Shocking I know.
That’s Debbie Bliss Stella, which is new for this Spring. It’s a silk/rayon/cotton blend. It feels very soft in the skein, I hope it knits well!
I also recently found this cute embroidery transfer set, and I’m going to make myself some towels!
I like the choir member cat on the bottom.
16 thoughts on “FO: Lorelei”
So here I sit… daydreaming about knitting, reading about knitting and casting on every few days and, in the end, getting NOTHING done.
You stand out among bloggers because, well, you actually knit! Like crazy – and very well – I might add! You are a great inspiration to me to persevere. Maybe I’ll finish one of my 6 wips soon. Maybe…
Anyway, Lorelei looks fabulous. Knit on, my friend.
Very flattering! I definitely think you did the beautiful green yarn justice too! Beautiful!
It fits you perfectly!
Looks great on you, I even like the nlue stripe which I wasn’t too sure about when I saw it blocking.
got here by googling “boteh” … mine is going very well. i’m using a metalic colored mohair/acrylic. thanks for showing pix of yours. i’ve been crocheting for more than 30 years , so i am follwing her design if not her pattern exactly. i LOVE charts by the way. you may find a chart for a table runner type of piece easier. flat, not curvey. …LOL>..
Gorgeous Loralei- I just got the book, and yours is a great inspiration. great job.
Another beautiful FO! Each sweater you make looks so good on you. I liked the Sahara but the Loralei is much nicer.
Beautiful. You may have inspired me to go buy yarn and the book just for this project.
Lorelai looks fantastic!
That is a great top! I have added the book to my i-wants-it list.
It’s really perfect on you!
oh that’s really nice!! 🙂
loralei looks great! and that color is fantastic on you!
Very very cute! I love the color!
I forgot to comment on this a while back. I really love this sweater. I have wanted to make it myself and couldn’t find the suggested yarn anywhere so I am glad to see you were able to make a substitute work. It looks great on you. Very flattering and I am sure that you will get lots of wear out of it!