Today I have a finished knitting project to share with you – And no I didn’t just finish this since having the baby. In fact it was finished the week before he was born and I have just finally gotten a few pictures taken! Carter is almost 4 weeks now, so that is pretty bad. But, it’s also been way too hot in MN to even think about donning a sweater. The temps are down into the 80′s now, so it’s a little better now.
The construction of the sweater was really interested. It’s a top town pattern and there are no seams – Not even to attach the collar or sleeves. Bonnie has a unique way of setting in the sleeve that I think is really clever. I haven’t seen the technique used in any of the other patterns I have knit.
This shot kind of shows you how the collar wraps neatly around the back of the neck. You have to know how to do a provisional cast-on to be able to do it, but that isn’t hard and is well worth knowing to be able to do the construction seamlessly as written.
The yarn is 100 % bamboo so it has wonderful weight and drapes beautifully. I have noticed that it is pretty stretchy and I am curious to see if that will be a problem with this open lace pattern. I seem to remember hearing that bamboo does stretch quite a bit, so that might become a problem (I have heard that bamboo blends are much better). I have knit with this yarn before and it didn’t seem to be a problem, so we will have to wait and see. The name of the yarn is Eden by Madil.
You can find my Ravelry link here.
That’s all for now. I’ll be back shortly with a finished quilt!