Happy Sunday!! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Yesterday we went for a short walk in town and took photos of Sand sweater which, I believe, will become the most wearable machine knit piece in my wardrobe from now on. I washed it with hair conditioner and the fabric softened so much. I was afraid it was going to be too stiff knit with such textured stitch and in mercerized cotton, but a good bath solved this problem. I am officially in “knit-love”!
The seams are flat and don’t pucker – yay!! Knit experiments are always slightly nerve wrecking. When you are knitting from the pattern, you know exactly what you get in the end, and “blind” knitting can definitely turn against you with bad surprises! I am glad I avoided it this time.
The sweater is knit in my favorite color; I started to wear bright colors only after our move 4 years ago. My usual daily color palette used to be black, beige, white, grey and brown. I feel very “me” in this sweater!
One more time I am convinced that finishing “makes” the sweater in the end. I just can’t get over all the cute details that only a knitter will notice (so happy I have you guys to gush about them! 🙂 ) Faux I-cord hem…
Crochet slip stitch + I-cord neckline… I know that finishing process can become tedious at some point, but it surely feels great wearing a handmade piece of knitwear and know that all the ends are securely hidden, all the edges are trimmed and the sweater had its well-deserved blocking time.
Wish you a wonderful Sunday!