Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A Matching Skirt and Sweater Set

I haven't been in much of a knitting mood lately (except for my Owls Sweater), but I did finally manage to photograph one of my hand knit sweaters for the blog, in the same year I finished it.  It's a miracle!

The sweater is a vintage pattern I found on the Buttons and Bobbins blog a few years back. 

When I found some lovely pink yarn at an estate sale but didn't have very much of it to work with, this cropped sweater pattern came to mind.  And I knew that the color would match nicely with my Simplicity 8458 vintage reproduction skirt.

Of course, it turns out that I needed one more skein of the out of production yarn, and I thought I found a match on Ebay.  Unfortunately, it was a different tone of pink.

Lucky for me, it somehow matched another shade of pink in the skirt print, so I used it for the neck and sleeve ribbing.  Clearly, the match was meant to be!

I shortened the length of the sweater slightly to wear with a high waisted skirt.

After seeing the photos, it looks like I could have shortened it a little more, especially at the back.  I think part of that issue is the fiber content (cotton & rayon). 

But even with that issue, I am very pleased with how this sweater turned out.  I may even have to make one in another color next summer!

Sweater:  Made by me, "A Cap Sleeved Jumper"
Skirt:  Made by me, Simplicity 8458
Shoes:  Remix "Miranda"
Earrings:  Made by me


  1. Talent + Improvisation = Laura Mae

    Life hasn't a curve to throw which you can't handle.

    Thank you for sharing your 2019 with us (do we rate a "year in review"??).

    Sign me,

    A standard issue fan

  2. Beautiful sweater. I'm in awe of your knitting skills!