I have been itching to knit with the Hempathy since it arrived last month. The yarn is all animal free and natural – 34% hemp, 41% cotton and 25% modal. It is much softer than your average hemp yarn. I think that my “March sweater” will be finished up tonight so I am allowing myself to take home the hempathy for my next project. I did a bit of research on my options. Here are some finds. The first two are by Heidi Kirrmaier.
Vesper – This roomy little top really got me with the contrasting stitching on the neckline and pocket!
Buttercup – I love the neckline on this one. It is one of the few raglan constructed sweaters that I would wear because the raglan lines are so vertical.
The Razor cami by Katy Marcus looks like a great way to dress up one of the 20 or so tank tops that I have in my closet. I might have gone a little crazy at a Banana Republic sale a couple of years ago. I own a lot of tank tops. With this cami, I could probably get away with wearing them to the shop. The hempathy would give it more structure, although the Sirdar baby bamboo that it calls for would also be lovely.
And lastly, Connie’s (is Connie famous enough to go by just her first name?) amazing Apres Surf Hoodie, which as been on my list since it first appeared in Interweave Knits. The pattern is now available as a download.
So what did I decide to knit? Well…something from our dear Olga from her new Ori Ami Knits collection. I couldn’t resist. I fell in love with this top when the trunk show was here. It is the Trapezium pullover. We have the most amazing pewter buttons in the shop for the top of it…The collection is currently available online and will be in print soon. We hope to have it in the shop as soon as it is available in print form.
I am using a nice contrasting color in the Louisa Harding mulberry (100% silk) for the neckline and the pockets. I think it is going to be awesome! Now I just need to finish this other sweater…