My favorite summer sweater is done, and I must say, this is my favorite knit so far. It is perfect for summer, and will look cute layered in the fall and winter with a button down under it.
I am usually not a puffy sleeve kind of gal, but it really works in this pattern. It was a quick one too, one week from start to finish.
Rusted Root, size medium.
I used three skeins of Cascade venenzia , color 117. It is a silk and merino blend, and the most gorgeous yarn ever. I did a steam block, and the drape is perfect. It feels like, well, silk.
I did not make the sleeves as puffy as the pattern called for, but other than that, no changes. I think the pattern really ran true to size. It is supposed to be a bit sexy, and at first I thought it was going to be too small for me, but now I can not imagine it looking good any bigger. I had to throw caution to the wind and resist knitting the large instead, and I am so happy I did.
Those Zephyr girls really know how to write good pattern!