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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

So, I Started Another Sweater. Wasn't Going to Do That.

After finishing Eyre, I had kind of decided to just work on other things (non-sweater things) for the month of June and then start my next sweater in July for the ESK Q3 KAL.  That plan lasted about 10 minutes when I found the Jih pullover and realized it was perfect!  I've been trying to knit from stash this year and one thing I have in my stash is laceweight yarn.  This is great, but I'm not doing very much with laceweight at the moment so it's just sitting there.  The Jih pullover uses two strands of laceweight held together.  You essentially get a fingering weight yarn and theoretically I could use any pattern for fingering weight and just substitute with two strands of laceweight, but the idea had never occurred to me.
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Once the lightbulb thing happened, I went stash diving and found two laceweight yarns that would work together.  On the left is Malabrigo Lace in Jewel Blue (100% Merino) and on the right is Solstice Yarns Annwn in Avalon (it's an Alpaca and Silk blend).
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The colors are blending together nicely, but the best part is the way this feels.  The knitted fabric is so light and soft and it's just going to be wonderful to wear.  I think it will be a super light pullover, but also soft and warm.
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As you can see, it's a top down, raglan sleeved pullover and I've already separated the sleeve stitches.  There are two edging options in the pattern: a contrast hem (using just one of the colors of laceweight) and a twisted ribbing.  I'm actually playing with the idea of using a narrow crochet edging using just the Jewel Blue.  I'm wanting a more delicate edging because the knitted fabric is so light and soft.  I have plenty of time to figure out what I'm going to do though.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful combination. They look lovely together!

3:09 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Yeah, I wasn't going to start another shawl right away after casting off my most recent one. So what did I cast on this weekend? A shawl. I guess in some ways we knitters are extremely predictable. :)

I love your color choice for this new sweater!

12:40 PM  

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