|Hello there, new sweater!|
If you've been following my progress, you may already know that I started this project back in April, when I found the perfect skein of hand-dyed grey yarn at the Leading Men Fiber Arts booth at YarnCon. I used the mondo skein Soliloquy in London Fog ( a BFL sock yarn) to knit the yoke of the sweater, and it enabled me to destash two more skeins of yarn from the coffers: Top Draw Socks from Skein Yarn (Knight, the variegated colorway which comprises most of the sweater body) and a skein of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock I dyed with my own personal color I call Inky.
The Lake Michigan Tee is part of Allyson Dykhuizen's collection in the Summer 2015 issue of Knitscene (available online via the Interweave Store), and it was a really cool sweater construction I've never done before. I'm usually kind of wary of these things, because I find most crazy constructions don't fit me as well as the more traditional approaches. However, I was rewarded for taking the chance this time around!
The hardest part of the sweater (for me) was knitting the patterned yoke; perhaps I had so many issues because I was also trying to watch my favorite anime series and reading subtitles while knitting a charted knit/purl chevron pattern? It's possible!
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Have a fun and crafty weekend!