Sweater-rama drama-rama!

So, it’s been a busy week this past week. In the midst of all the normal holiday craziness, there was also a trip to the hospital with my father (he’s ok!) and various other family dramas. It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a few surprises though, would it? But, finally I’ve had a little time to catch you all up on my progress with some different projects. 

I was able to get a little bit of work done on my Rug sweater (by Junko Okamoto) though! I’m making mine up in our Hearth base. The main color is Logwood Sage and the accent color is Dark Indigo. I’m absolutely in love with the way the shoulders are shaped here, and am taking some notes as I work in order to reshape my Mystery Sweater project accordingly. 

Since I want there to be at least 10″ ease on this sweater (pictured above), the structured, set-in sleeve style isn’t going to work. It’ll be too…….bumpy and ill-fitting. The cap of the sleeve will hang off the shoulder by about 5 inches, which isn’t what anyone wants. Haha!

The sleeves for the Camellia Sweater project I’m also working on are nice as well.  They were created by first working on the back left shoulder, with short rows for shaping. Then, the stitches were picked up and knit along the shoulder to create the front left shoulder, adding a seam element to the design as well. For several inches, the front and back were worked separately, then joined under the arm to be the full left side section of the sweater. I really like the line that this creates down the arm, and it looks flattering as well. 

So…after looking at these shoulder construction styles on these other two patterns, I’ve frogged my piece back almost to the very beginning. But that’s okay! I’d rather get it right than just finish it in a way that would be unwearable. So, I’m getting excited today to try some new ideas for the shoulders on this one. Look forward to sharing it to! 

xo

Nutmeg