If you want to read up on the yarn I used / modifications I made, all the geeky knitty gritty in fact, my ravelry username is daintypirate. Stop looking at me like that, he's a beloved camp undead character from the children's book I was reading to niecelets when I signed up.
Beret (another Rose Red) in angelic unbrushed angora/wool, which has really come into its own since I got my hair chopped off. Seriously, pixification = no more hat hair ever, just chic dishevelment.
Cowl in one of my favourite yarns ever, Rowan Lima (a complex airy-soft heathered braid) in TAUPE. I wear this most often as a vest right now, belted at the waist -- when it gets colder will double it up at the neck for extra smoosh.
Two-Tone Sweater is the most virtuous project (made from navy merino recycled from an old ribbed cardigan) and least successful. This is actually the second rendition, and I'm still not entirely happy with the proportions or details (especially the collar edging, ack! so messy D:) Your sartorial insights would be v. welcome -- mainly styling tips rather than tweaking ones, as this yarn
|skirt: Jill Stuart [previously]|
Chunky Sweater is an out-of-my-comfort-zone project in super bulky yarn, impulse-bought during the 50% off summer sales, using needles thicker than my index finger :O
An illustration: the needles for the chunky sweater vs. the two-tone sweater vs. the vintage lace sweater I made last season.
And the yarn:
....In conclusion, I should've ventured into Brobdingnagian territory earlier, because this yarn is a dream of a colour-shifting, surprisingly soft, lofty and light...er...delight, which transformed into a so-very-on-trend-sweetiedarling pullover after a mere week.
|shirt: COS | skirt: T by Alexander Wang (shown here) | tights: Falke Pure Matte 100 Anthracite|
JUST FINISHED / JURY'S OUT
Cropped, open, textured cardigan in a luscious rose red. :D Sadly the open fronts hang at slightly odd angles, mostly likely due to the changes (numerous, not very well thought out) I made. Practicality may yet win out as I do need a topper for skimpy party dresses, but I am itching to take this apart right now :P
|top: COS (shown here) | skirt: MILK (a Japanese brand) | tights: Falke Pure Matte 100 Black|
A cabled headband from leftovers from the trimming of the two-toned pullover:
PLANNEDMOAR pullovers! I've been in a cardigan phase for the last couple of years but am now all about the blocky, slightly shortened schoolgirl/boyish pullover now. Clean lines, straight shapes and all that prep.
|swatching my new unwittingly Christmassy Brooklyn Tweed Shelter yarns, courtesy of a sexy American|