27 Feb Off the Needles – Buckwheat!
My little sweater is actually finally done! I honestly thought it would take me months and months to finish, since I wasn’t really working on it in any sort of dedicated fashion, but once I got the pooling situation sorted out (more on that here) it was smooth sailing.
Pattern: Buckwheat by Veera Valimaki
This was my first time working short-row sleeve shaping – you pick up all the stitches around the circumference of the sleeve opening, and then work short-rows back and forth to shape the cap, and work the rest of the sleeve top-down in the round. I’ll definitely be using this technique again in the future, especially for sweaters where I have concerns about having enough yardage (yes, even yarn shop owners have those problems sometimes!)…
I already know I’m going to get a lot of wear out of this little sweater. The fabric is thin enough to wear under any jacket or even another sweater, and Malabrigo is just the softest and squishiest. I have just shy of a full ball left of the Ochre; I’m already considering striping it with something else for yet another sock-weight sweater… yikes!
And just for kicks, here’s some of the new stuff in the shop!
Noro Taiyo Sock is back! This gradual-colour-sequence yarn is %50 cotton, nice and light for summer scarves…
Plus new colourways in Noro Silk Garden!
And new colourways in Aslan Trends’ Royal Alpaca (left) and King Baby Llama and Mulberry Silk (right)!
Plus a restock of favourite colourways in Sirdar’s Baby Bamboo…
And Debbie Bliss’ Eco Baby sport-weight cotton.
The summer-weight yarns are starting to arrive, with more on the way! More updates soon!