Madewell.

All done. To say that I love it would be an understatement. I’m only sad that it’s 85 F and June rather than 48 F and October. I cannot wait to be oh-so-cozy in this sweet sweater.

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This is Madewell by Joji Locatelli. This is my fourth make nine finish! The pattern is a dream. This was my first adult cardigan, and first raglan style sweater. Joji makes it easy. The yarn is The Wool Barn Cashmere Sock in the Smitten colorway. It is the softest, plumpest, and prettiest. The color is just purely perfect.

The knitty gritty is as follows. I knit this sweater on a 3.25 mm (US 3) at about 6 stitches/inch, while the recommended gauge is 5.75 stitches/inch. All of my details, yarn usage, mods, everything is on my project page. I knit the large since my gauge was bit off. I think I should have knit the medium. I also should have paid better attention to row gauge. The length of the body and the arms blocked out much longer than expected. I pretty much have to cuff the sleeves.

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All of that said, I do love it. It is incredibly cozy and snuggly.

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Happy {sweater} knitting!

 

Canopy.

Prepare yourself: gushing ahead.

I finished my Canopy.

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This is a pattern by Melody Hoffman. I knit it out of baa ram ewe Titus in the Brambley Baths colorway. The yarn is a Wensleydale, Alpaca, BFL  blend that is dreamy to the extreme. I’ve said it before, but it is the perfect blend of rustic and delicate, so woolly and luxurious. I purchased the yarn on a trip to Denver last fall. I cannot recommend this yarn or the pattern any more. I am utterly entranced.

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It’s the perfect size, and I fancy the color is rather nice on me. I took selfies with it all day yesterday:

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Apologies for the barrage of pictures, but I couldn’t just pick a few. This shawl fits so nicely with my wardrobe architect project. The color is right in line with my palette–I’m really digging the muted, murky blue-green. The lace and stockinette panels with the soft points of the border are just the epitome of feminine and cozy.

I think I’ll just go snuggle the shawl and tell it how great it is.

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Happy making!