This is the stand-still-as-a-mannequin shot.
[Click here for the big "Look, Ma! No hands!" shot
[What's that? Whack dance shots? Oh, ALRIGHT
Project details and finishing notes: "Salina
", from Rowan's Vintage Style
. I knit the XS size and used less than 6 skeins of Felted Tweed in Crush. No alterations to the pattern or sizing were made. In spite of one boneheaded knitting moment
, the whole thing was pretty straighforward and easy knitting. Don't you love those kinds of knits for movie watching? Me too. And you want to know what my favorite part of this sweater is? Well, let me show you:
[Wanna see some CLOSE-UPS
? Oh, go on!]
Oh! Tailored-looking lapel and collar, how I love thee. Your simple and classic detail is timeless. I shall wear you now, I shall wear you next year, and I shall probably get to wear you the year after that. That, paired with the cuffs, makes the sweater almost resemble a man's shirt, but the shaping makes it feminine. And I couldn't resist using slightly reddish shiny buttons (with a hint of "pearly" to them) to give the whole thing some "oomph". Those cheeky buttons make me want to dance. So I did
, of course. (Come on...you knew I was gonna.)
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to give Salina a proper debut yet because spring-like weather has made its way to Lyon. The color I chose makes it seem more suitable for fall, but I bet I could pair it with a pair of jeans or a skirt in a lighter color for spring. I love how all the different-colored flecks in the yarn make that possible. Still, Felted Tweed seems more cold weather wear for me (I always have to wear something underneath it to keep from feeling itchy; I'm wearing a camisole under it in the photos) so I'll probably tuck this away until later this year. But you can bet your yarn that when the first chill of fall comes I'll be wearing Salina, oh yes I will.