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FO: Lorelei

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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>..
    lorelei? fantastic!

  3. 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!

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