Thursday, July 10, 2008

My Trampoline Sweater

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.

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.


Lovs2Knit said...

The sweater looks great! That's cool how the colors mirrored each other.

jess said...

I love it! I especially love the button grouping. :)

CraftyGryphon said...

I think it came out great. I like the mismatched-set idea for the buttons (probably because I could do the same more easily than Actual Matching Buttons for the Whole Sweater).

Team Knit ! said...

Very cute- I love the buttons!

- Julie

Indigo Blue said...

Lovely colours! I am a fan of three quarter length sleeves. Saves me pushing up my sleeves and making them all baggy!