Saturday, December 30, 2017

Baldric Sweater

Finished blocking and weaving in the ends of my Baldric sweater yesterday.  The pattern is by Isabelle Kraemer. I used an Irish yarn by Blackwater Abbey in the color bracken.  The yarn is not soft but friends that have used it said that it will soften up after a few washings.  Until then I can just wear turtlenecks with it.  The yarn blocked to size perfectly.  I made the Medium 1 size. It’s super warm so finishing it comes in handy with the temps routinely dipping below zero the past week.  I made some modifications to the pattern.  I added a collar and used the garter stitch stripe design in the sleeves to the collar. I added a garter stitch stripe to the bottom hemline and to the bottom of the sleeves.  I’d like to try making this one again in a softer yarn.  I’m starting up the mystery KAL with the Stitching Sisters tomorrow.  Have my yarn picked out. Almost done with a Dolman jacket in Navy blue and finishing up the Jamie shawl (by the Stitching Sisters Jamie).  

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