Grass around the Lake
Also known as Candy Stripe Jacket, from Spud & Chloe.
Knitty Gritty details:
- Spud & Chloe Candy Stripe Jacket - Pattern no. 9503
- knit in Spud & Chloe Sweater yarn, 55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton. I used 5 skeins "Lake" (though the pattern, even for the next smaller size, called for 6 skeins), and one skein "Grass".
- size 7 needles (the size called for in the pattern, which, for me, is weird). I liked bamboo needles with this yarn.
- Yarn purchased at Dancing Ewe Yarns & Tea in Ellensburg.
- Buttons from Blackwater Abbey, originally purchased for my red sweater. Their buttons are under accessories.
- Ravelry link
- Size M
Remember Wynn, via Etsy. I would heartily recommend these labels and this business - I can't believe how quickly Angie replied to my queries, and then sent my labels. They're much softer than the woven ribbon ones I had been using, and the four holes are just perfect for sewing into a sweater.
I wore this sweater quite a bit this last weekend and week. On Monday, my husband made a special point to tell me how much he liked this sweater -- explaining that he could find me so easily in a crowd (we were touring colleges with our daughter). Not quite the same as telling me how lovely I looked, but he did point out one positive aspect of hand-knits -- they ARE unique.
The Spud & Chloe yarn is a superwash/cotton blend. My gauge may have been a tad looser than I'd intended, but not by much - I think there was some relaxing of gauge with the first washing. With all the recent wearing, I did have some pilling, and a bit of shedding of fiber when I washed the sweater. Also, the ends of this sweater wanted to come unwoven more than most yarns I've used. Still, all in all, I'd use this yarn again. It makes a nice fabric, and the colors are really great. This Lake blue is a great shade with dark indigo jeans, and a blue I like very much. I'm happy with the green as an accent color.