The stripes I studied.

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I finished this Stripe Study Shawl months ago, took pics about a month ago and hated them, so I gave up and just used a dress dummy for the ease of getting it done. Please excuse the lack of facial expressions.

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I loved making this shawl. The green/yellow yarn shown (my main color) is Wasabi in Colinette Jitterbug sock yarn. This is one of my favorite yarns for the subtle variegation and the excellent squish factor. The magenta yarn is Linie Cosmo 33 in purple. The Linie is merino and cashmere. It is also deliciously squishy. I had my doubts about the wearability of this color combo with my wardrobe, but it’s getting use.

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I started a Little Sister’s Dress for my wee unborn one, and I thought I would use the Wasabi sock yarn. After searching for about 20 minutes, I realized I had already used it in this shawl! Ah, pregnancy brain. Luckily, there is no shortage of beautiful sock yarn in my stash, so I busted out some Dream in Color Starry in the color Melon Bomb that my brother and his gf gave me ages ago. This color seems like it will be impossible to photograph, but I’ll do my best when the time comes.

I still have a finished Liesl and Lolita to post coming soon. I’ve started a Honeybee Cardigan but I can’t seem to get the sizing right. I started out making the 34.5 inch bust size, but the sleeves were huge and the width across the bust would not have stretched enough to show off the lace properly. I frogged it and I’m making the sleeves in the extra small size. I haven’t decided whether to make the body in the small or extra small size. The extra stretchiness may partially be due to the Ella Rae Lace Merino yarn, but I have read of others experiencing this with the pattern, so maybe it’s not just the yarn. I’ll keep you posted.

8 thoughts on “The stripes I studied.

  1. Beautiful colors, gorgeous design…wish I could make this myself but I’m still a beginner. This would totally go with my wardrobe which mainly consist of jeans, yoga pants, tank tops and during summer months skirts and sundresses.

  2. Pingback: Blog Week in Review: 4/14- 4/21 « collegeknitting

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