|Vintage, by Kim Hargreaves|
After I'd finished all the pieces, but hadn't yet washed them and sewn the thing together, I started yet another Kim Hargreaves sweater. This one is Jewel, from her book Amber. I'm doing it in the recommended yarn, RYC Bamboo Soft. I really love this yarn, and have knit several projects from it, but I know a lot of folks don't care for it because it tends to stretch out after a few wearings. I compensate for this by knitting the size smaller than I normally would. This works for me because I tend to fall right in between XS and S in terms of measurements. Another reason the stretching out doesn't bother me too much is that I tend not to wear the sweaters I knit a whole lot. I knit so many sweaters that I have a lot to choose from, and I also tend to save them for going out, i.e. I don't usually wear them around the house. And when I'm wearing something I've made out of bamboo, I tend to be extra careful with it.
So here's what I'm working on now:
|Jewel, by Kim Hargreaves|
There are two versions of this sweater, one with flutter sleeves and one with three quarter sleeves. I'm doing the three quarter sleeved version.