Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Collection
15 sk Debbie Bliss "SOHO"
37503 (olive, grey, cream, rose, blue)
This sweater is a STASH BUSTER! I've had this yarn for years!
An impulsive Ebay purchase. Oy! Why do I do that to myself??
Knit all in one piece, basically cuff-to-cuff.
A lot of Rav knitters have made it repeatedly, and find the unusual construction to be fun and easy. Not so with me.
I don't much like unusual sweater construction. I muddled through this pattern like a blind person acting on faith alone.
I knit this pattern about 4 years ago, and still bumbled along on this 2nd Lara!
I prefer conventional 4-5 piece sweater construction, with seaming.
It was a pain to block this sweater, too.
MY ONLY MODIFICATION:
made a garter ridge border all along what would turn out to be the bottommost edge. It won't roll up with this border. I kinda like it. Rather jackety looking. Crocheted edges just don't cut it IMHO. And are usually ineffective at preventing the "stocking stitch roll".
I didn't have enough space to lay the entire thing out single layer...so had to block it like this. It took a long time to completely dry. Fortunately, our hometown area had 103 degress temps while I was in the mountains for a week. I had left LARA to dry for the week.
I think it will look fantastic with her green eyes, don't you?
in the book: