Wednesday, June 27, 2007

bluebell boatneck - where is the cold weather?

95 in Virginia but my bluebell is ready to go! Completed in less than a month because I was house-bound due to recent (successful) hip surgery. I hated staying indoors but I loved knitting this sweater. Stefanie Japel's pattern from the gorgeous book "fitted knits" is clearly written and easily modified for a smaller bust size and larger hips. I knitted with Lamb's Pride Worsted, 85% wool/15% mohair, gauge 4 1/2 stitches per inch on size 8 needles. Color is Periwinkle M-59. The Brown Sheep Company permanently mothproofed the yarn.