a sweater week

Little ranunculus, I’m so infatuated with your lovely lacy yoke & loosey stitches.

Admittedly I struggled a little at first with the loose/slightly sloppy stitches (my nature is tight & tidy) but I backed off and chilled the f out about it, knowing (hoping) blocking will magically straighten everything up and the loose gauge really does give it such beautifully airy drape.

When I got to the bit where I had to decide short sleeves or not, I couldn’t, so I put them on hold and went on …at this moment, I’m lost somewhere between half and three quarter with some ribbing.

I didn’t modify the length on this at all, I got nostalgic for the oversized cropped 80’s sweatshirt shape of it.

A morning of finishing up.

Sleeves to match the hem.

Totally not blocked, but not totally as sloppy stitches gross as I was anticipating!

This is the prettiest textured yoke ever, gosh, I just adore it  πŸ’• and I would love to make a less airy worsted weight version ..but alas I am a fireball. (not even entirely sure I can survive this dk weight cotton/wool)

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Pattern: Ranunculus by Midori Hirose.

Yarn: Ash Lawn Collection by Cestari, colorway mint.

linen loop

..ok slightly obsessed might describe me at the moment..

The working and reworking of the Linen Loop pattern making sure everything fell together perfectly prior to its release really kind of endeared it to me, and gave me an extra appreciation for its beautiful unfussy simplicity.

A whole lot of loops made, unmade and remade and I’m still in love, still taken with all the possibilities (lace to super chunky!), still romanced with the incredible perfection of linen.

I am always bubbling over with ideas, scribbling down notes and usually over thinking things to the point of hands in the air frustration, followed by a sigh of defeat, ending with ill temper towards the whole idea ..but maybe I just need to keep things unfussy.