I'm starting on a new sweater journey!
My cousin Kecia has a very favorite blue sweater that has seen better days. My mission is to re-create a NEW very favorite blue sweater!
The sweater in question is 55% Ramie and 45% Acrylic. It's an oversized sweater in a fingering weight yarn. It's really big y'all; bust is 50" and length is 26.5" from shoulder to hem. It's going to keep me busy for quite a while!
I picked out two, light fingering weight yarns to knit up some swatches for this project. I chose KnitPicks Lindy Chain (70% Linen, 30% Pima Cotton) and KnitPicks Comfy (75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic.)
I checked in with my customer and it turns out she prefers the machine washable yarn over the linen. Kecia also liked the seafoam Comfy swatch so much she decided to go with the seafoam blue instead of another navy sweater.
Now that we figured out which yarn to use, I took lots of measurements of the original sweater to create a template for the new and improved sweater.
I used my test swatch to determine how many stitches I would need for each panel and got knitting!
I've started working on the front panel from the bottom up. I'm still undecided about the neck shaping, but with fingering weight yarn and another 23" of knitting to go, I'll have plenty of time for collar math.
I'll check back in with updates soon.
In the meantime I have been working on designing labels for my custom dyed yarn so I can get some of it listed in my Etsy shop. This is what I've come up with so far. They're a touch too large and I'm still undecided on what kind of paper I should print them on once they're finished. Any suggestions?
Hopefully I'll have some hand dyed yarn for sale in the Etsy as soon as next week!
Thanks for stopping by to hear about my adventures in yarn!
Have a happy Thursday!
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