Trying to 'Cooldown'

July 27, 2015 8 Comments

Despite the fact that the thermometer is expected to reach into the 90's this week, I finished a new sweater that I will be wearing any chance I get. I'm hoping for a least some cool evenings! [gallery columns="2" size="large" type="columns" ids="7414,7411"] [gallery type="rectangular" ids="7417,7419,7416,7418,7420,7421,7413,7412"] The pattern is appropriately named Cooldown by Alicia Plummer. I really love how Alicia's patterns are basic knits with a clean and simple style. This makes them some of the most wearable knits, I think.  For this pattern in particular, I absolutely love the classic baseball tee style and of course picking the color combinations is extremely fun but left me with a tough choice.  I finally landed with Bayside and Starboard. But contemplated High Tide with Seagrass, Driftwood with Anchor, Oyster and Beach, and a few others, too! Ravelry Project Here Size Made: Small Yarn: Nice & Knit DK - Bayside (Main Body: 3 Skeins) and Starboard (Sleeves: 2 Skeins) I'm so thrilled with this project that only a few hours after completing it, I cast on to make another in a different color combo. I really love it that much! I'm worked the sleeves first and have both done, so I'm onto the main body! I modified it slightly by completely skipping the waist shaping (just a personal preference) and I picked up around the neck in the contrasting sleeve color instead of the main body color. I also worked the neckline in a 1x1 rib instead of an icord edging.  My next combo will feature Oyster for the main body and Beach for the sleeves – a perfect "grellow" combination. Hopefully I'll be sharing that soon, too!



8 Responses

simplysusiecrafts
simplysusiecrafts

September 26, 2016

I love the colour combination! And I’m a big fan of cosy jumpers on cooler summer evenings :)

Thread Forward
Thread Forward

September 26, 2016

Beautiful! I love your colour choices!

knittedblissjc
knittedblissjc

September 26, 2016

it looks fantastic! what a great knit, and looks so comfy. I love ALicia’s designs.

Vogance
Vogance

September 26, 2016

Love the sweater!

meganb1977
meganb1977

September 26, 2016

Looks good. It’s in the 90s here in New Orleans for three months out of the year. I would have to put it away until the end of October. Hope you get to wear it soon!

Andrea @ This Knitted Life
Andrea @ This Knitted Life

September 26, 2016

Cute vest. Looks great. And, great photos. Happy end of July!

samitakaur1974
samitakaur1974

September 26, 2016

I’m so glad I found someone who loves to knit. Please share more designs

Madmad
Madmad

September 26, 2016

Love it! And the color combo is perfect!

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