As my son has just started school for the first time, I think a preppy little sweater is in order. Fall weather is almost here, and he needs a sweater in cotton that I can layer with other clothes for those cool yet sunny days. Helllooooooooo, adorable v-necked striped sweater
knit using three different colors of Bouton d'Or Balzane ribbon cotton. Oh, how extravagant! And just look
at how pretty this yarn is. Think Rowan Cotton Tape with small amount of polyamide for elasticity. And it knits up so nicely! But remind me not to let my son eat ice cream while he wears this sweater and don't worry: I'm making the 6-year-old size, ferpetesake. I broke out into a sweat when the good lady at the store happily rang this one up, so I need to aim for maximum wearability here.
Other news: The swatchy project is nearly on its way to being a blanket! Nearly all the swatches are sewn into strips (here's a sneak peek for you
) and after that, it's only a matter of sewing those together. I do need to knit up a few swatches in simple stockinette or garter stitch, using neutral yarn such as cream or white. I need to fill in a few spaces in those strips. After I knit up those additional squares I'll sew the strips together and show more progress shots.
That's all for today!
You ask: But where is your pretty cotton jacket
I reply: Oh, it's here. All seamed up, complete with neckband. But it's ETERNALLY blocking, thankyouverymuch, and seems to be taking its sweet time to dry. Clearly, putting Aviso cotton knit up into bobbles and cables through the cold rinse cycle for blocking purposes requires a lot of patience. Wish it would hurry up and dry so I can wear it, already. (Pictures later this week, promise.)