Straying from sewing again…we’ve had a big cold snap this week, so I got to wear this sweater I knitted last year.
It’s a super soft cashmere blend and I love it. I knitted it from a the Scoop Neck Sweater pattern in Interweave Knits (a 2009 issue, I think).
As much as I love the way it looked as designed (and as much as I LOVE the styling) I just can’t do short sleeve sweaters. If I’m cold enough to wear a sweater, I need at least 3/4 sleeves. So in addition to changing the yarn, I added long sleeves.
And then since I changed the yarn, I found the sweater was drapier than the original. So I added a sewn in elastic band under the bust, to help it keep its shape.
I found this great t-shirt I wear under it on a random thrift store browse. It was meant to go with this sweater, don’t you think?
I love scoop neck sweaters and shirts. That one is gorgeous
Oh my goodness did you just do that All by eye or did you follow a pattern… Oh how I wish I new how to KNIT and Crochet…. I would love for you to link up to http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-party1/
The Tiny Homestead
such a flattering design and that thrifted top is perfect.
Wow~This sweater is amazing. You did such an awesome job. I have never been brave enough to try a sweater. Maybe someday. The shirt underneath is just perfect.