Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Silkroad Ultra Eyelet Pullover

This is a creative stash project. Which means I have a group of skeins that could possibly make a whole sweater if I think creatively.

My sister-in-law Wendy gave me a hefty bag of yarn that she was going to throw out (FAITH AND BEGORA!) so I rescued the poor things, beautiful orphans of merino wool and silk blends. I had two bags of Jo Sharp Silkroad Ultra (bulky blend of wool, silk and cashmere!) in colors dark brown, orangey brick, beige and white. I had about 8 skeins of the brown and 4 of the orange, one each of the beige and white. The gauge is 14 st to 4 in on 10.5 needles. I searched Ravelry and my Vogue Knittings from the past 5 years to find something I liked in this gauge.

I was overjoyed when I found this Eyelet Pullover by Rima Mikneviciene in Vogue Knitting Fall 2005. I’ve been wanting to make this sweater for a while and the gauge and type of wool fit perfectly. The only problem was the amount of yarn. The dark brown would not make a whole sweater so I decided to use the brown orangey color for the front eyelet pattern and eyelet sleeve sections, and the dark brown for the back, bottom sections and sleeve tops. It will be a rush to the end to see if the yarn holds out but I’ve already found a seller on ebay that has a stash of 10 more dark brown skeins if I need them.

The next dilemma will be the size. I chose size medium because it was a 40 in bust, which is my size. This sweater has a snug fitting silhouette, so I'm hoping it fits me. If not, I'll find someone who it fits, or maybe I'll sell it on Etsy.

Stay Tuned!! Take care, Sue

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