WhatIWore: I’m so excited about today’s post! I’ve finally finished knitting what I’ve been calling my bobble sweater! I was held up waiting for more yarn to come into my local yarn shop so it took me a little over a month to complete, but it was actually a lot easier than it looks. I also mastered continental rib knitting which made both the cowl neck and bottom sections go much faster! Read on for more details…
When: January 27, 2016
Shades: Karen Walker ‘Super Duper’
Sweater: Hand knit, Vogue Knitting, Winter 2008/2009 Pattern 2*
Boots: Jeffery Campbell (really old!)
Where: Coffee Shop laptop time
The softer gray was knit from cuff to cuff which is why the cable knits are horizontal. This part was completed first and then stitched up the side seams before starting the top yoke/collar and bottom section. I also doubled up on my yarn to create more loft. The pattern calls for a much chunkier yarn but when I saw this alpaca bamboo blend, I fell in love! Of course I can’t tell yet, but I think the color combination is pretty timeless and I hope I can wear this piece for years to come!
I did make quite a few adjustments to the design, so if you’re into that sort of thing, please read more on my ravelry page!
I also tried it on with a black skirt, tights and boots and it looked equally cute - perhaps for a different sort of morning. Today I’m just doing my thing at the coffee shop and I like how well it pairs with jeans and boots.
Also! If you’re in the B-town area, I’m hosting a Stitch and Bitch knitting circle tonight at Cardinal! See their facebook page for details!