Monday, June 16, 2008
Ruched shell cast-on
I recently cast on for the ruched shell from Interweave Knits Winter 2007. The yarn is Elsebeth Lavold silky tweed. I bought the yarn at Knitting By The Sea in Carmel on a recent trip. I'm using the same yarn, but different colors for the body and the trim. I decided to also do the bottom in the trim color, and I made it five rows instead of three before turning the hem. I'm surprised very few knitters on ravelry are knitting this pattern. I think it's a very elegant sweater with nice detailing. Maybe everyone else thinks it's too simple a style.
I will probably do less gathering below the waistband on the front, but keep the ruching at the bustline.
I like this yarn so much that I bought some green skeins on closeout sale from FuzzyMabel.