Once, a long time ago (about a year and a half) I knit a green deep-v-neck sweater. This was before I discovered the joy of seamless knitting. Or learned how to make sweaters in shapes and lengths that flatter.
Since then, my knitting has greatly improved, and I really wanted to have a nice, comfortable, flattering cotton blend sweater. Being thrifty, broke, and resourceful, I decided to re-use the yarn in this sweater to create something new that I would enjoy wearing.
That image would be all of the yarn from that sweater, frogged and turned into hanks. Using Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Seamless Raglan formula from her book, The Opinionated Knitter, I put together a new sweater from these remains. And here it is, in all its lovely grass green glory.
I knit this at a nice, loose gauge so it would have lots of drape. There is gentle waist shaping to add more flattery. I made the sleeves 3/4 length because that really is my favorite sleeve length. The cuffs, hem and neck are all done in seed stitch. This sweater was a lot of fun to knit, and I love that it can be dressed up or down. Now for the rest of my outfit.
I’m trying to challenge myself to wear at least one piece of jewelry each day that isn’t in my standard repertoire. These pink pearls and bracelet did the trick today. I would have loved to have some brass earrings as well, something like these maybe.
Those shoes are my new Clarks Rime sandals that I got on serious discount from 6pm. I’m worried that the straps may give me blisters, so I’m breaking them in today, keeping moleskin on hand.
Sweater: Hand-knit by me
Cami (underneath sweater): Old Navy
Capris: Erik Stewart
Shoes: Clarks Rime
Purse: Morelle Oyster
Necklace: Rummage sale