Pattern: Satsuma Stripes *due to be released in August*
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino in Honey
Debbie Bliss Wool/Cotton in Putty
I’ve been following Sharon on Ravelry for many years now. Everything she knits is beautiful and eye catching so when I saw that she was looking for testers for her first pattern I jumped at the chance.
Satsuma Stripes is a breton style pullover worked from the top down. It features a wide boat neck, folded cuffs and hem not to mention all those fun stripes.
This was the quickest photo shoot I have ever done!
When I stepped into the clearing the black flies attacked! You can see the little pigs in the picture above on the left hand side around my elbow area. I was wearing white shorts and they were quickly coated in a sea of little black bodies. Most of the shots Moose captured were of me shooing them off me or flailing my arms around my head.
Thankfully we got enough to make it work!
This was my first time doing a knitted hem. I have used a sewn hem in the past but the knitted one really worked out well and doesn’t seem to flip up on itself like the sewn one does. I’ll be implementing this design feature again for sure.
This was another pattern that used the contiguous method developed by Susie Meyers.
I think I am hooked!
I love the finished product even more so once it was blocked.
The yarn bloomed nicely making this my go to sweater for the rest of the summer!