As you know, this sweater idea came to me about a week ago. I had to drop everything, blogging included, and make it happen. Whew, glad that's over.
I call the sweater Playing in Traffic for the obvious reason... the highlighter yellow yarn is growing brighter with each wearing I think. It's my new favorite sweater.
I wore it to the Yarn Harlot event in St. Louis earlier this week. It's a flattering shape for sure, but the color is what gets the most comment. Like, "Wow... not many people can wear that color."
I happen to disagree. You might not be comfortable wearing this color; I mean you have to own it not let it own you, but I haven't held it up to anyone that it didn't flatter their coloring. Seriously.
Thanks, by the way, to Kara for taking a few pictures. It being my new favorite sweater, my inclination is to wear it every day. It being a color you can practically see from space makes wearing it every day a little conspicuous. If it was, say brown, I could wear it all the time and no one would notice.
That's the only downside I can come up with in regards to this color.
You'll remember the idea behind the piece? Executed fairly accurately, I think. The difference between my sweater and Boxy is that the back of my sweater is about 7 inches longer than the front so I had to create side sections that transition between those lengths. It's pretty easy, when you have a large gauge swatch, to create shapes out of a given yarn using math and stitch counts. Knowing how different stitch types behave is helpful too, as well as knowing how this yarn will be have. It's pretty drapey so I had to use a slipped stitch edging on my garter border to pull the hem in slightly. I wouldn't try this with a yarn that isn't either superwash or has some silk or rayon content.
Will I write out the pattern? No. I am not a pattern writer. Would I help you create your own version? Absolutely. It'd be a fun class, wouldn't it?
Did I mention that I love this sweater? Oh, I did? Well, then.