Oh, boy, do I love this sweater.
Pattern: Central Park, Knitscene (Interweave Press special issue), Fall 2006
Yarn: Araucania Nature Wool Chunky, color 123, ten balls used.
Size: 44 bust
It knit up in about a minute, and the yarn was on sale through Webs, and I love it. Fits perfectly. The hood fits, and actually lays extremely nicely, seen here blurrily:
The cables are the easiest in the world — the whole sweater is simple stuff, and if you’ve made anything beyond a scarf, ever, this would be a good next project.
I LOVE the buttons I got at Lacis. They’re from the 30s, and they’re vegetable ivory. Huh. I thought that was just a fancy word for plastic, honestly, but according to wikipedia, it’s the tagua nut from the South American rainforest. Learn something new every day.
Did I mention I love this sweater?
Welp, I was thinking about taking it to Europe with us, but I just checked Venice’s extended forecast, and we’re looking at a warm 72 degrees, with scattered showers. That’s not heavy wool weather, huh? Looks like the same in Brussels, so we’ll have to rethink the wardrobe. Such a delicious problem.
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