It's done! I have decided that I love elbow length sleeves. I spend most of my days washing and cleaning. Shorter sleeves means no more soggy cuffs! I can't wear mohair next to my skin, but a loose fitting cardigan is perfect. I love the shiny halo of the mohair, though.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I ended up using almost exactly 6 skeins of Lamb's Pride Bulky. The dye job ended up flashing rather than striping because I knit the sweater in the round. Still, I love how it turned out. Every green patch is balanced with aqua.
I decided to group the buttons in twos. I also went with mismatched buttons, but I'm not sure how much I like it. I wanted a vintage "Grandma's button box" kind of look, but some of the smaller/smoother buttons don't stay shut. I'll have to crochet or stitch around the holes to tighten them up a bit.
Overall, I adore this sweater.