Monday, March 8, 2010
FO: Puffed sleeve pullover with attached scarf
This is my self-designed puffed sleeve top with attached scarf. The main yarn is Mirasol Yarn Tupa, a silk/merino blend, and the scarf yarn is Crystal Palace Mini Mochi. I've always like the Mini Mochi colors, but I didn't want to make a scarf that wraps closely around my neck. An attached scarf on an open neckline is great because it's not too warm. I also wanted to try a top-down raglan with puffed sleeves. I'm very happy with the result. It has a quasi vintage look to it. I could have done with a little less volume in the sleeves, but I'm okay with this. I wanted enough volume for a nice pleat at the bottom.
The bottom of the sweater is knit in a broken rib pattern. The scarf is done with the same simple reversible open stitch as for my long kimono vest. Every row is just
K1, *K2, yo, K2tog; rep from * to last st, end K1, and I slipped the first K stitch.
The neckline was finished with single crochet, then crocheted slip stitches were used to attach the scarf, which was knit separately.