Klaralund is such a fun and easy knit. Silk Garden is a dream and I like the drape it gives at the looser gauge (4spi).
|a finished front!||a sleeve
can you see what’s different?
I’ve decided to bell the sleeves with some decreases. All that fabric would start to annoy me and I think it would make me look like I’m wearing my big sister’s sweater. At 5’2″ extra fabric just looks frumpy. So I’m decreasing and then gradually increasing back up to the 66 sts before I hit the garter stitch.
A big thanks goes out to Christina for suggesting Jamieson & Smith as a good substitute to the AS yarns. The color palette is gorgeous! The catch? The cushion is done in 3 ply and the J&S 3 ply palette is far more limited. So, I’m considering doing it in the 2 ply and maybe adding an extra border. If I didn’t, a 16 inch pillow would become 12.5 inches. I’m going to ask Kelly though. If she’d prefer the smaller size then I’ll just run with it.
BTW, J&S has been very friendly. I emailed them some questions yesterday and they replied back promptly with all the answers.
I’m in love! I’ve never done any substantial lace knitting before. I’ve been playing with charts and colors and it’s great fun. I’ll post about it in detail tomorrow but here’s a sneak peak if you’re curious.