With my trusty helpers Cher and Jellybean constantly in my lap and sitting on my yarn, I was able to finish my sister’s Sparkly Seagrass sweater over the weekend.
Unfortunately, I don’t have pictures of her wearing it because I dropped it off to her at work the other day and she quickly slipped it on to make sure it fit and I needed to get back to my office. But I knew one thing for certain when I was making this sweater – she would love the sparkly yarn and she did.
I bought this new to me Tempting Ewe So DK and Sparkly yarn at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival last spring. When I saw it the purple-pink color caught my eye and the fact that there was a great sparkly thread running through made me snatch up a sweater’s quantity. It is a superwash and washed up very soft and has a lovely drape to it. I definitely want more and they’re just in Baltimore so I know I can always go back. I think I knew all along that my sister Anne would have something made from this yarn because she sweats glitter. LOL She’s so feminine and girly that I knew I needed to make something with this just for her. Plus with the waist shaping and the lace on the bottom it gives a really feminine feel to a simple cardigan. And since we’re in this cool spring season I thought why not make her something short sleeved that she can wear now and add a long sleeve to it later?
My only issue I had with the Seagrass pattern is that I get careless with the lace pattern. It’s a simple and easy to memorize pattern but if you get caught up watching something on TV you inevitably end up skipping a stitch or two somewhere and have to frog it back. I may have done that about 8 times but in the end I was able to fix my mistakes. I think it’s a good contrast to my original Seagrass cardigan I made for myself. It’s kind of like how different we are even though we’re sisters.
In case you were wondering, this is Anne. Sisters!
11 Replies to “FO: Sparkly Seagrass for My Sister”
Nice work. I was hoping to make it to the Maryland Sheep & Wool festival this year, but alas, it’s not to be. Already booked! Next year!
I love it!! And what a wonderful picture of you and Ann! 🙂
Gorgeous sweater!! You are a kind sister knitting something so perfect for your sister:)
BEAU – TI – FUL!!! Way to go DWJ, that looks great!!! And I love your T-shirts, wish my family had done something like that when MY Dad passed … It sounds like there might be another Seagrass in your future, since you’ve used that pattern twice, it must be very well written. Great endorsement!
I really like the color combination. How lucky she is to have a sister that knits for her.
Those are some amazing sparkles! Love the color combo, too.