Here is my very first finished project from A Stitch in Time, Volume 2. And you can be sure that there will be many more to come!
One of the things I especially love about both volumes of this book is that the original patterns are printed next to “updated” versions. Using contemporary yarns with easy to understand and expanded sizing options and tension information, the updated instructions save a lot of research time and allows a knitter to get right to the fun stuff - the knitting!
9 ounces of Patons Beehive Fingering, 2-ply yarn – what exactly does that look like? Case in point: I have abandoned this sweater because, having finished the back piece, I am quite certain that I do not have enough of my Colourmart turquoise cashmere. Woe is me! I am still not ready to frog the many hours of work I have already put into the sweater, so it is on hold for the moment until I figure out what to do.
I generally like to use the original patterns for the most authentic look possible. However, this time around, I decided to live on the edge and go for the updated version. It wasn’t nearly as painful as I anticipated!
And after seeing the lovely styling from the updated photos of Theodora, I decided that the sweater needed a brooch on the collar. However, nothing in the jewelry box looked right, so I decided to make my own.
On my birthday trip to a local thrift store, I found a little jar of mismatched buttons for 25 cents. Paired with a bit of felt wool from the stash, and backed with a pin, here is my new accessory.
The orange color may not be in my palette, but it makes me happy, so I am going to wear it anyway!
Sweater: Made by me, “Simple – But So Attractive” from A Stitch in Time, Volume 2
Shoes: Banana Republic “Patti” in Brown Comb
Tights: Banana Republic
Coat: Banana Republic
Brooch: Made by me
Earrings: Kate Spade