This week on my needles: It is a sweater I’m calling Gretel. I wanted to do a summery lace sweater knit side-to-side. I was really inspired by the following sweaters: Helene and Boothbay Lace Pullover and Model 10 Cotton-Silk Natural. Decided to design it myself, out of the lovely Plymouth Happy Feet sock yarn on size 5 needles. This yarn is amazing, and the colorways are so lovely.
I’ve made it almost across the front of my sweater. I started on one sleeve, and at the armpit I used a provisional cast-on to increase the stitches for the body of the sweater. I knit across the front, and then picked up my provisional cast-on to knit across the back in the lace repeat. I just set aside the stitches for the body and resumed knitting the sleeves in the round. I’m planning on going back and using kitchener stitch to close up the side for a seamless look. Last, I’m going to pick up stitches around the bottom for a ribbing around the hips.
I’m really excited about the project… Not far to go now!!