Saturday, December 12, 2015

Here we go...

Here is the first sweater I finished in Florida. It is Mila from Smoulder by Kim Hargreaves. The yarn – Baby Cashmerino by Debbie Bliss (10 balls). I bought this yarn years ago for a totally different project, started it and then changed my mind.

I figured that a roomy sweater made from rather thin yarn can be worn even in Florida (can it? Please, please tell me, it can!) and I was determined to use up all this yarn. So – I thought – a dolman sleeve piece would be the best solution. And I was right (surprise, surprise!) – I had about a yard of the yarn left.  The pattern is really good. I followed it to the letter. The only thing that I don’t like – the sleeves. They are too large for my taste. If I had to make this sweater again (which seems unlikely), I would have added at least 2 or even more decreases on each sleeve for better fit.

Overall I am pleased with the result. The yarn is soft and I love its color. Plus, the sweater is not too worm and looks good with anything (pants, skirt, and even shorts). In my experience yarn by Debbie Bliss doesn’t wear well. We’ll see.

 The photo session wasn’t very successful. I wanted to have a shot while moving (something like in Rebecca knitting magazine) and I got one where I look like a scared raccoon or a bad imitation of the famous painting Scream by Edward Munch.  Anyway, not flattering.

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