I finally finished this sweater! I started it ages ago – almost two years ago – and put it into time out a couple of times. All the stockinette was just so boring. You see, the back lace part was the only interesting part. The rest….
… is all just plain knitting. Ho Hum. I like it, but it’s strange to wear. I have only worn it once so far, to work for a whole day, and it felt like it was constantly about to fall off my shoulders. Most of the time I wore it open, like this.
The yarn is fantastic and feels wonderful and soft. It’s Madelinetosh Pashmina, sport weight, 75% merino, 15% silk and 10% cashmere, color Duchess. The pattern is Dahlia from Interweave Knits, Fall 2011.
It’s basically a rectangle with 2 holes for sleeves. There’s no shoulder shaping at all, which is why it feels so weird. A shawl with sleeves. I will wear it more, for sure. I just have to figure out how to get it to stay where I put it!