Monday, August 4, 2014

Stripes Of A Different Direction

This is the third short-row top of the summer.  That wasn't the plan a few months ago.  But there was the non official crochet-a-long followed by a second and similar version by the same designer.  And then another pattern crossed my path and the needles came out to knit in new directions with short rows for the sleeves.

The stripes stand out due to alternating rows of garter and stockinette.  The color variation results from alternating two balls of the same color way of Noro.  This is Silk Garden, but any of the worsted will do. 

When it is time for the short rows, the color pools and looks amazing.  A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

This was not my first choice of color.  But the more that I work it, the more I love it.  It fits well into my determination to branch out and try new things.  

Pattern can be purchased here.

You will need to know that the pattern is somewhat addictive and therefore a quick knit.  It is all about the stripes going in different directions.  Working the front and back panels is somewhat of a snooze, but then you get to pick up for the sides and knit until it is time to work the short rows - - which is delightful.

1 comment:

  1. This colorway is magnificent and will look beautiful on you, Lenora! Excellent sweater!