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.


Tammy said...

Beautiful! I just love it!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

It's darling on you!!! Bravo on a great knit. Love all the details you added ~ especially the attached scarf. Enjoy ~

knitseashore said...

Exquisite! The yarns work so well together, and I love the pleat on the sleeves. Enjoy!

crochetgurl said...

Beautiful sweater, and I love the sleeves and scarf! Would the scarf's colors bleed onto the white when you wash it?

I just saw this on SfGate and it made me think of you!!

betty said...

I'm one of those knitters who just steam blocks the finished object, so I have not tried washing it. I did wonder about the colors, but I also chose mini mochi because it is a machine-washable yarn. I figure this means that it's meant to be washed. Also, since mini mochi has both light and dark colors in a skein, I figured the yarn can't bleed too much or it might ruin its own colors.

Anonymous said...

I love the broken rib pattern on the midriff part - very interesting.