Knitting

Love It When That Happens

I love when you finish a knit project, and when you put it on you know it is going to be a go to piece

Pattern: Mint Julep by Baby Cocktails
Yarn: Cascade Eco Wool, Col 8025
Needles: US 9
Buttons: Jul Silver

I only made a couple of small modifications to this pattern. One (as always) was to lengthen the arms by 2″. That is pretty standard for anything that I knit or sew. Patterns just are not written for someone who is 5’9″ and has arms that belong on someone even taller. The other mod is that I did not knit buttonholes. I knew I wanted to use my Jul Silver Pedestal Buttons for this one. The are basically a screw on button that you can put anywhere you want. Which is great, because if you want the sweater open, no holes. If you want a couple of buttons at the bust, done. If you want the entire sweater buttoned up, Bob’s your uncle.

The back of the sweater has very pretty ribbing that gives a nice lengthening effect. Right above the waist there is a set of cables, which gives a great shape to the back.

It has been so hard to take pictures lately. Dark and WINDY! Roanoke is crazy for wind all spring, and since I am on a mountain and lot with no trees, we get a ton.

I didn’t think it was possible, but this sweater is making me love Eco Wool even more. Warm, lofty, and just the right amount of texture. And so inexpensive! This is the same lot that I used to make my Owls sweater (and I still have almost a full ball left). The stuff just goes forever.

Thanks Thea for another great pattern!

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