Posting some old photos since for whatever reason, this never made it to the blog, but I did put them up on Instagram. Weird? These were finished/photographed in the early days of the pandemic (May 2020). I thought I’d put them into the blog here and talk more about the modifications and whatnot.
First up, the skirt! The skirt is the Gypsum Skirt by Sew Liberated. I’ve found their patterns to be very well written, sized well, and be really easy to follow in terms of instructions. This went together pretty quickly – I chose a size that matched my waist measurement the closest since the hips were a little more free. The extra details with the felled seams and those MASSIVE pockets (yes, you can hold an entire knitting project in that pocket) really make this a nice finished project. The fabric is from JoAnn Fabrics and I think it was a rayon/linen blend or some kind of faux linen because it’s got a nice drape to it, but just enough structure to have crisp seams. I’ve worn this a bunch already and I still love it.
Love Note Sweater
Started: 22 January 2020
Finished: 8 February 2020
Pattern: Love Note by tincanknits
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Roslyn (65% Wool / 35% Silk)
Needle: US 7 & 10
Notes: –Ravelry Link–
This was obviously a super quick knit for me and it went together in no time at all. I ended up using a plain DK yarn instead of the fingering+lace combo held together. I don’t really like that fluffy, halo-y yarn look, so this sort of rustic, tweedy yarn fit better for me. I got gauge perfectly on a swatch, so I forged right ahead and knit size L per the size chart which came out right. I want to say I might have shortened this by an inch or two from the instructions since I’ve got an absurdly short torso and wanted this to actually be cropped instead of falling to my hips. The sleeves I also knit shorter, only to 11.5″ length so it comes about to 3/4 sleeve length. I wear this one A LOT with all kinds of things underneath – dresses, jeans, etc. Easily one of my favorite handmade sweaters!