I’m continuing to use the wools I finished spinning last fall. This project is knitted with a grey merino/silk mix. I had about 1.5 pounds of top; This was just enough for the sweater with perhaps a little left over for a matching cap.
I’ve been wanting to try Elizabeth Zimmermann’s raglan sweater pattern; it seemed as if I could use this pattern as a base for a plain sweater with Aran patterns up a panel on the front and on the sleeves. This has worked well; the patterns go all the way up the sweater to the neck band. So, I was successful in designing an Aran style sweater using this raglan as a basic pattern. It’s all done except for weaving the underarm stitches with kitchener stitch. This is going to be a nice dressy type sweater. The silk gives the sweater a shiny gloss.
For my next project, I have some green yarns (mix and match, none of them are enough for a whole sweater); my plan is to start at the bottom with wide (5″ or so) stripes, gradually decreasing the size of the stripes as I go up the sweater. I’m thinking of again using the raglan pattern as a base pattern; no stitch patterns, just the stripes as the design focus. I’m thinking, too, of darker greens at the bottom of the sweater and lighter greens at the top.