Hi Spud & Chloë Friends!
First off, thanks for the great response to the tiny butterfly rings! It was just a quick throw in freebie and I didn’t expect the outpouring of butterfly love. If you missed it click here for the free pattern and click here for the Ravelry project page. Within an hour of posting the pattern a quick knitter already had a butterfly ring posted on Ravelry. I wrote to tell her how speedy she was and she told me her daughter would not take her ring off for anything. Love that.
I want to share a bit about the top down raglan I am knitting up in Sweater Grape Jelly. I am moving onward and upward. Or I guess I should say downward!
The body is finished. I added a quick garter stitch border at the bottom edge. My main goal here is simple and easy. I picked up and added a similar neck edging. This sweater feels so good to hold and wear. You wouldn’t believe it. It is soft and squishy and warm. I love it.
Here’s what I’ve got so far. I couldn’t wait to try it on…
Guess what? It’s perfect!!! I love the neckline and the pure simplicity of this sweater. It is my new favorite for sure. This sweater is incredibly comfortable with the fit and the yarn. I’m all about comfort in my clothes, nothing fussy is welcome.
I’ve got a plan written out for the sleeves and have started the first. I am about two inches along.
Don’t you love it when something works out so well? I am knitting on US size 7 needles at 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch. My sweater is in the 36 inch chest measurement size which is usually a medium. I didn’t add waist shaping because I don’t like tight clothes at all but you could add waist shaping. I am on the 4th skein of Sweater in the Grape Jelly colorway. This deep, rich eggplant/plum purple is so interesting as a color because it changes with the light and keeps you guessing.
More to come as that’s all I know for now. Knitalong plans are in progress but it will still be a little while before we start. I’ll keep you posted.