I think I hadn't started this sweater when I last blogged. It is an experiment. Oh, by the way I want to be wearing it at the TKGA show two weeks from today. Yes I am delusional. Here are the challenges I gave myself.
1. This is a great tencel/merino wool lace weight hand dyed yarn from BuenaSuerta, a great independent dyer from near Austin. I loved the yarn at a fiber show last fall, but I am tired of making lace shawls that I don't wear much. So, how could I do a sweater from the lace weight - challenge 1.
2. I have a shirt that I love that has pin tucks down the bodice. I wanted to get that look from knitting.
3. I wanted to emphasis the waist with horizontal welts - meaning have the knitting stitches go across the bodice not in the direction of the knitting.
4. I wanted to put beads in it - not sure why, I just did.
5. I wanted to try top down construction with set in sleeves.
The yarn is working out great. This is on size 2 needles and the drape is wonderful. I thought it might be too see through and I'd have to wear a cami under it but I don't think I will have to.
The pin tucks worked out great - these are twisted knit stitches on the right side and slipped on the wrong side.
Head over to Tami's to see lots of great projects.