(Started in) February Sweater

Better late than never, right?

So, I got a little sidetracked on this project.  I had expected to have it done by Easter…  But, someone decided to plan a wedding and well…  knitting a sweater was no longer a priority! (I’m not too upset about that, really – just sayin’ I have a valid excuse.)

So, here she is!

I used Knit Picks Comfy (worsted weight) in “Creme Brulee”.  I have had some bad experiences in the past with KP yarns when it comes to getting the color you think you ordered.  But, the price is right so I thought I’d take a chance one more time.  Figured I could always return it if this yellow turned out the be dayglow or Big Bird in reality.  But, I was in luck!  I loooooove this shade.  The fiber also didn’t disappoint.  I wanted to avoid wool since I have very sensitive skin – the wrong fiber will surely result in hives.  (Ugly, people.  Ug-ly.)  I’m getting a little braver these days, but am testing out different fine wools on scarves and hats before delving into sweaters.  (I’d hate to do all that work just to find I can’t wear it!  Of course, this is how Christmas gifts are born in my house.)  Well, this cotton-acrylic blend is soft and surprisingly light!  It has some loft to it, so unlike a lot of cottons I have worked with in the past, it didn’t weigh down the lace too much.  We’ll see how it holds up over time (I’ll report back on pilling, etc.), but the immediate result is soft and, appropriately enough, quite comfy.  🙂

Also – I LOVE THESE BUTTONS.  I had two sets I was agonizing between, but seeing these on the finished product makes me sure of my decision.  🙂  My button collection seems to be growing by the day… but that’s a whole ‘nother blog post.

More specifics on the sweater can be found on Ravelry over here.


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