Sunday, December 27, 2020

Faux Cables and Cozy Knits

I go through phases with knitting.  For months and months I barely pick up a needle, only to spend the following few months obsessively knitting up a storm.

I generally gravitate towards very fine gauged designs, so the projects take a rather long time to complete.

However, in the last year or so, I find myself drawn more towards DK weight yarns.  It feels rather miraculous that one can finish an entire sweater in a little over a week!  It also helps when the yarn is lovely to work with and the stitch pattern is interesting enough to keep things from getting boring, but easy to memorize.

Looking at the photos, the silhouette might need some extra shaping through the torso, however, the finished sweater is incredibly comfortable.  I may even make myself another version at some point in the future.

The original idea was to refashion a dark purple rayon skirt that had shot elastic and a few tears.  It ended up that there was not enough to make the skirt pattern I had in mind.

But then I remembered Simplicity 8019 and thought that it might work without the front button placket.  So I found another skirt to refashion and give the pattern modification a test run.

Turns out, it works great.  It may not be the most interesting skirt in the world, but it is certainly useful and will go with a whole lot of sweaters and tops in my wardrobe.

Now that I have figured out that the hack works, I should probably figure out if I have enough of that purple rayon to make myself another version.

But maybe I should concentrate on the wool in my stash first, since that is more weather appropriate at the moment!

Sweater:  Made by me, Quick Knit 1940's Style Sweater
Skirt:  Made by me, Simplicity 8019
Shoes:  Remix "Miranda"


  1. Bonito jersey y ¡¡verde!! mi color favorito. BESICOS.

  2. Beautiful sweater! I do admire your sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc. talents!