Back In December, I completed knitting up this sweater. But I thought to myself that it needed something a bit “extra”. In my mind I pictured a beautiful bit of embroidery involving a cloud and swallow motif. And I tried to make it work, honestly, I did. I used DMC floss–too thin to stand out; I used silk yarn–couldn’t get the fine detail I was looking for; I tried needle felting–promising, but I’m too inexperienced to carry out my vision.
In the end, it needed none of that. It is a beautiful sweater, knit for my little baby girl, from a buttery soft yarn dyed and spun by an amazingly talented friend. She loves it, I love it, and sometimes simple is best. We wear this jacket almost daily and I have yet to tire of the joy it brings me to see her reaching milestones in this bit of mama made.
Isn’t that yarn something else?
Really, I just love the colors and how much visual texture they add. No wonder the embroidery didn’t work; the yarn is art enough.
Those buttons! I walked into my new LYS and they were the first thing I saw. I didn’t need to look any further.
Maybe we can even eek out another year of this. I think I have enough scrap yarn to lengthen the sleeves by a bit next year.
The sweater pattern itself was lovely to knit up, and Lisa was very responsive to a question I had, a rather boneheaded problem involving counting, so embarrassing once she helped me figure it out. It really knit up super fast, and it is a beautiful little knit. I think is absolutely perfect to show off hand spun.
Oh! It is such a meaningful knit to me! I hope you enjoy it!