Monday, February 9

resolution and Alpine

I started this shrug back in October, when I went to Cape Cod. I picked it up for two reasons: I had just gone to a wedding and hadn't had any pretty little sweater to keep my shoulders warm, and I needed something to knit while in Cape Cod. I finished most of it while I was there - it was so fast to make - and I put it down for a while when I got back. I've been trying to finish old projects, a few nights in January was all I needed to finish the sleeve, seam it and knit the neckline.My mother has a huge button collection, and she sent me photos of the large ones. I picked this one and she mailed it off. It is perfect, I think.
I wore it yesterday for the first time, in our 58 degree weather. My main complaint was that my stomach wasn't very warm. I'm also not so thrilled about how it hangs with only one button (anyone else frustrated by these sweaters with one or no buttons?). It isn't so fitted. On the other hand, I think it will be very useful in the spring, when it's too warm to wear a full sweater. And it would probably also work well with a dress, which is why I made this to begin with.

Pattern: Alpine, by Berroco Design Studio
Yarn: Berroco Cuzco (I actually used the yarn called for in the pattern, can you believe it?), 4 skeins
Needles: US size 8 & 10
Dates: Started October 5 - Finished January 20
Mods: Added a buttonhole

In other news, I think I'm going to start with Coraline, since I have the yarn. And maybe in the summer or fall I can make the Old Penny Cardigan. Thanks for your advice on that!!


knithound brooklyn said...

I think this sweater is lovely and it looks great on you. Do you love the Cuzco? I am about to embark on a project using that yarn.

Lauren said...

what a cute little sweater! I'll bet it looks great with a dress...

ADW said...

very cute! love the front view and the way it hangs

OonieBird said...

Beautiful! I love the way it hangs too, it's very sweet.

t does wool said...

the shrug is fabulous and that button :)!!!

jessicrum said...

I love the color you chose for your shrug! It looks like it will be a very useful addition to your wardrobe :-)
Also, I'm excited you chose to make the coraline sweater. I can't wait to see how it comes out!