Spirited

I recently finished my test for Elena of a design called Spirited.

It is the adult version of Playful Citrus that I knit for T in the summer.

I started this back in August, it took a month to knit the body and then another month to get back to it and knit the sleeves…. short sleeves at that.

I guess life got in the way of things as it sometimes does but I’m am glad to say it is now finished.

I used 3 skeins of Malabrigo Lace in the Bobby Blue colourway and I actually ran out of yarn before I finished the sleeves.

If you remember the sleeves came to the elbow and were ruched on the original.

They¬†were my favourite design element but I guess it just wasn’t meant to be on my version.

I really like it with the short sleeves as well and think it will be great to wear during the summer.

Another element I love about Elena’s designs are the back decreases.

She pairs decreases down the middle of the back that pull the body in making the most flattering shape.

It was a tad chilly to be sporting a sundress and lace cardigan in October… especially when the photographer had a winter jacket and toque on but it had to be done!

It is fantastic picture taking weather when its overcast and rather gloomy out.

6 thoughts on “Spirited

  1. easily one of my favorite items you’ve made. and it looks perfect with that dress. you could also wrap it around you (like in the last picture) and belt it. that would look amazing.

  2. I love that colour! Very pretty cardi. Before I read the last sentence I thought you took these pictures a couple of weeks ago. :)

  3. Perfection! I like the short sleeves on this one and the color is the prettiest blue. Bravo for braving the cold and doing an awesome photoshoot!

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