Saturday, June 8, 2013

Buttercup Sweater (sort of)


I finished this sweater almost a month ago, have already worn it a few times and still hadn't found an opportunity to photograph it.  Rain, rain go away!  I decided today was going to be the day even when the little window of time I had with Paul to just happened to coincide with some harsh lighting and wet hair.  Oh well, at least the sweater looks good!


I am totally happy with this garment.  Probably the happiest I have been with any garment I have ever made. The color, fiber, fit and pattern all worked in my favor on this one!  This tee is a very heavily modified version of Buttercup.


I knit this out of Hempathy yarn, so I expect it will just keep getting better as it should soften with wear. Bonus: this was (deep!) stash yarn, leftover from a previous project!


I liked the neckline and the lace panel.  Everything else, I modified.


My modifications included adding side shaping (increases and decreases) to give it a hourglass shape.  I didn't keep track of the shaping, but I did try it on a lot of times as I went along.  I also omitted the puffed sleeves, the gathering at the back of the neck and the increases under the lace panel.  I shortened the overall length and finished with a short garter rib instead of the lace edging.  I guess I didn't really need to buy the pattern since I almost made a totally different sweater, but now I know an interesting construction for a front lace panel and that was worth the price of the pattern.


Tchazo wanted to get a little bit of loving during the photo shoot.
Thanks to Paul for taking the pictures!

I will definitely knit more tee-style sweaters out of Hempathy.  It is really comfortable to wear and comes in a lot of wonderful colors.

ETA - Ravelry link to my project.

13 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! This top is adorable! It looks great on you. Nice work!

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    1. Thanks! It is nice when things turn out how you've envisioned them. It doesn't always happen, but man is it gratifying when it does!

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  2. Lovely! Love the color!

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    1. I agree about the color. If I am not careful my entire house and wardrobe will soon by entirely made of this color.

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  3. Love it! Great fit! Love, Mom

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  4. Bravo, Trinity! It looks perfect on you. Nice modifications, very flattering. I really like your haircut too, just FYI.

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    1. Well, Missy. Let me tell you the secret of my haircut: I haven't gotten one in 3 months! Sometimes laziness pays off, I guess!

      Looking forward to seeing what you are knitting these days!

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  5. That is definitely a great color! Looks perfect!!

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn! You are very kind.

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  6. What a beautiful sweater! The color definitely suits you and it fits great! I might have to look into making this one for myself, too!

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    1. Lauren, You should! This is a great summer knitting pattern since it is pretty simple and the hemp yarn feels nice to touch even when it is hot out!

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