Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Que Sera

This weekend felt like a fall appetizer. The cool weather came back and my urge to knit came back with it. I have been knitting a little bit this summer, but not nearly as much as is usual for me. I did manage to finish a sweater recently. I alternated knitting this sweater with knitting things for my friends' babies and children throughout the spring and summer.

This sweater recently got buttons and has been worn twice, including once this past weekend on a lovely day trip to Stillwater with my friend Jill. Aside: Darn Knit Anyway is a nice yarn store and Stillwater is a great day trip destination.

I think this is going to be a good transitional, summer to fall sweater since it is knit out of cotton and the lace pattern makes it pretty airy. The pattern is Que Sera from Knitty. Ravelry link here and my project here.

I knit this with Knit Picks Simply Cotton Worsted which is super affordable, as Knit Picks tends to be. The armpits have been pilling a little bit so far, so I am interested to see how the yarn wears over time.

I much prefer to knit sweaters seamlessy and from the top down so that I can try them on as I go. It feels like such a gamble to knit pieced sweaters. You really don't know what the end result is going to be until you are nearly done. My luck lately has not been great as the sweaters I have made have turned out too big. Not this one! It fits snuggly. I lengthened the arms, but I may have gone an inch or so longer than needed. No big deal, though, since I can fold the cuff over when I need to get it out of the way.

I recently started another sweater, am finishing up a shawl and have a few baby knits to pair with buttons. Welcome back, knitting!


  1. Hi Trinity! Your new sweater is beautiful!

  2. beautiful sweater!! Thanks for posting the link. I've saved it for future use!

  3. Such a lovely sweater. It was great being with you for its first fall outing!

    I started a swatch of the Kudo yarn I got that day and am loving it.

  4. Oh I love it and the skirt and the photos and your haircut.

    Love all around! So glad you had a nice outing too.


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