The “With the New Cowl Neckline” project is blocking before I seam it together. (you definitely want to block the pieces before you start seaming…makes the process SO much easier) I will then need to do a little bit of crochet edging and block again after that edging is added.
So now that the cowl neck shirt is blocking…
I am plotting my next sweater project, as I am committed to knocking out a sweater a month this season. (and no cheating with baby sweaters for the nephew). I have long had this amazing yarn in my stash from friend Karida Collins of Neighborhood Fiber Co.
She dyed it specially for me:) It is chunky weight (not even something she normally carries) and the color is more burgandy red than her regular cooper circle colorway. I had planned on using it for the Balloon Sleeve Jacket by Olga in the Sensual Knits book. There just isn’t enough yardage, no matter how many times I look at other people’s projects on Ravelry. So I have decided to make the jacket in Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted, color red. I ordered it yesterday (we don’t stock the yarn but can order it) and it should be here by the end of the week. The pattern calls for 1000 – 1,600 yards of worsted weight yarn. I think it would be awesome in anything from Shepherd’s wool to Kathmandu Aran Tweed. I plan to make mine a little larger and use it as a coat this Fall / Winter. So excited about it! I thought that we would feature the entire Sensual Knits book this month. Anyone interested in doing a knitalong for the Balloon sleeve sweater? We could start up this week! We have lots of copies of the book in the store and we have a couple samples of projects from the book as well. We will offer a 10% discount on the materials for your Balloon Sleeve Jacket and the Sensual Knits book through the end of October.