I'm designing another sweater!
I found this fabulous Drops Yarn online, it's called Drops Air and it's 70% Alpaca, 23% Polyamide and 7% Wool. It's a "blown" yarn which, according to the web site, means "Its construction is exclusive, made with the most recent spinning technologies, where the fibers of baby alpaca and merino yarn are pressure air blown into a tube, that makes the garments created with this yarn approximately 30-35% lighter."
How cool is that!
It's magically soft and very nice to work with. It doesn't split at all and it's very easy to frog (which, not gonna lie, I've been doing a lot of!)
I decided to challenge myself with a top down raglan style construction. I have been using this tutorial from The Fringe Association as a guide. I'm using my own measurements as my base for this pattern (just to make sure it will fit an actual human) which should result in a medium sized sweater once finished.
This latest sweater design features a low V-neck and and subtle waist shaping. For the V-neck I will be picking up stitches and adding a nice, ribbed collar. I think I'll be using this tutorial to do so. I've never picked up stitches for a V-neck before so wish me luck!
So far I've got one sleeve down and one to go! After the neckline is finished she'll get one of my brand new custom silk labels (from NakedLabelsUK on Etsy) and I'll pop her up in the Etsy Shop.
^How cute are those guys!!!? ^
I'll give you an update on the completed sweater soon. I've also got a fun commission I want to share with you. What could it be!?
Thanks for stopping by!
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