Monday, August 23, 2010

Progress: Lila

Buttercup has been on my to-knit list for months. I waited a long time before casting on for it, and did more ravelry research than normal.
Mainly, there were a lot of comments on ease, and recommendations to knit a size smaller than normal. I swatched with two different needle sizes before casting on, and so far, the fit seems pretty close.

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It doesn't happen very often, but I'm actually using the recommended yarn, Elsebeth Lavold's Hempathy, purchased from Supercrafty back in 2008 (according to my search just now, Supercrafty closed in February), on a size 3 needle. I just didn't like how the fabric was on size 4 needles. I've made some modifications, and I'm trying to keep better notes, so that I can share them with you upon completion.
Generally, I'm eliminating the A-line increases and adding half sleeves.

Progress: Lila

It's nice to have a sweater/top on the needles (ignoring the Central Park Hoodie in my closet, of course!) again.

I've got some new sewing and knitting projects on the brain. I have made a small bit of progress on the quilt, and I'll share that once the top is finished.

9 comments:

  1. That looks like it is going to turn out pretty cute! I like the color :)

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  2. very pretty purple. that sweater is on my someday list.

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  3. that colour is amazing!! Looks fantastic so far.

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  4. Cute! How are you liking the yarn? I've never tried it.

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  5. This is really lovely. It is going to be beautiful!

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  6. Oooohhh, I love Buttercup!! Yours is looking great so far (and super pretty purple!). Curious how you like knitting with the hempathy. I have 5 skeins to use on a sleeveless summer top but have wondered how knitting with it would be.

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  7. That looks like it's coming along really well!

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  8. I can't wait to see how that comes out! It's been on my list for awhile.

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  9. This one has been on my queue ever since it came out. But I'm planning on a wintery version and will use Drops Alpaca for it.

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