Summer is definitely over! We are finally getting some much-needed rain, and the temperature is dropping. Oh well. It is what it is!
I did get a sweater finished in the nick of time for the last blush of summer. It is Sabine by Julie Weisenberger. I was lucky to use stash yarn – not from MY stash, but from sister Surly’s! That is even better because it means the yarn cost me nada. It is GGH Soft Kid (151 yards/25 grams; 70% Mohair, 25% Nylon (Polyamide), 5% Wool).
The picture does not do it justice, but I am experiencing a super bad hair day and have no desire to be pho-togged. It is soft as a bunny’s belly and has a sheer quality to it. I wear it with dresses and knit tops alike. Very wearable!
I did do some modifications: I original tried the front decreases that give the sweater a “point” in the front (shown in picture below):
I did not quite like the look. Ripping back meant I had to re-knit half the length from armpit to hemline (!). I just continued the front increases as many others had done.
I also didn’t care for the flaring sleeves, so I just did them like a normal sleeve, stopping at 3/4 length. Because of the re-knitting, this took me much longer than it should have, but I am very pleased with the final results so it was worth it.