Blinded by the Sun

 

I finished this sweater on my daughter’s birthday ( a lucky coincidence) and I am very pleased with it. It is my first top-down-sweater. I had fun knitting it and somehow I had the impression it was quicker than the usual way. And I absolutely love that I got the length just right! It is just great when you can try it on before it is finished.

The top was inspired by the Drawstring Raglan. Instructions came from this book and the yarn is Merlin from Louet. It is quite soft and it bloomed a bit after washing.

If I had gotten my way, I would have accented the neckline and sleeves with blue yarn for more contrast, but my daughter wanted green. So there.

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Something New

A few months ago I ordered a bag of mill end Merlin yarn at Louet. When I saw the colours it inspired me to knit the Drawstring Raglan in the latest Interweave Knits. The thing is I do not even have that magazine. So I had to make up my own instructions – again.

I wanted to knit it for my youngest daughter. I chose Barbara Walker’s book to guide me and cast on for the neckline. I also decided to turn it into a top instead of a cardigan.

This is the first time that I have knit something from the top down. My daughter enjoys that she can try it on and check its growth. Somehow it seems to go quickly. And it should better be a fast knit, so that my daughter can wear it before the summer is over!

Completely off topic: My three sour Cherry trees that bloomed so profusely this spring yielded about 2 cups of cherries. Booo!