8.16.2013

A Chill in the Air....

In the background of all the projects I am working on there have been sweaters for me on the needles!  I finished Beach Street Park by Kirsten Kapur last week and with a chill in the air this am, wore it for peach picking on our one and only peach tree...

A chill in the air....
I wear hand knit wool sweaters almost everyday in the winter, and at the end of last winter I knew I needed a few new ones to freshen up my stash! So, when Kirsten published this pattern last March, right as my Jill buddy released her new sport weight yarn, Mohonk, I knew they were a match made in heaven! I love a functional wool sweater, one that will wear like iron, have tight sleeves that don't get in the way while I work, and be long enough not to ride up and expose my midriff to the cold!
A chill in the air....
Pattern: Beach Street Park by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn: Jill Draper Makes Stuff Mohonk, in Raspberry Beret Sport weight, 100% Cormo Wool
A chill in the air....
Modifications
The more sweaters you knit, the more you know how you like them to fit.  I took Kirsten's fabulous pattern and added these details to make it work for my body!
Picot Hem- I knew this would help keep the sweater from rolling or riding up... that little bit of weight and structure the picot hem adds at the hips really helps!
Waist Shaping- I took the measurements from Cascabel
Shortened the yoke- I have a surprisingly short underarm to neckline dimension, and almost always have to do this!
Short Rows- both below and above the eyelet yoke design, this helps fit the yoke better to my shoulders and curves neckline more.
A Chill in the Air

3 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful sweater and it fits you perfectly. I love how you know how to make it fit you just how you like it. That takes skills. Beautiful color too!

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    1. Thanks Laurel!!!! I've definitely knit a few sweaters that weren't quite right! So glad the time I put into this one paid off!

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  2. wow, that color looks fantastic on you! and the fit is perfect!
    some day, I'm gonna figure out how to "fix" my sweaters so they fit too :)

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