FO: Bar Harbor for My Mom

Shall we start of the week with a finished object? I didn’t post this one last week and I had hoped to get a picture of my Mom wearing it but I didn’t before she left for travel (she’s a lady of leisure these days). Instead you get me modeling, not as cute but you get the point…
Mom's Bar Harbor
So you may remember my first Bar Harbor that was a test knit for Alicia Plummer. I knit the first one in Berroco Maya I had in my stash but saw another test knitter use Patons Metallic yarn and I knew I needed to make one with that. For my second Bar Harbor for my Mom I ordered some of the Patons Metallic because it went on crazy sale (they discontinued some colors) and decided to make my mother a version in her favorite color combo since I gave my mom her Christmas sweater, blue and bright green. With her skin tone those colors really pop on her so I knew that color combo would work well for this pattern.
Mom's Bar Harbor
My gauge in length is always a bit longer than what the pattern calls for so I have fewer stripes but you still get a striking effect. And this time instead of binding off all the panels of the shirt, then seaming and picking up stitches for the button band, I put them on hold and seamed up the sides and then just joined them to work in the round. I still got a nice clean edge.
Mom's Bar Harbor
And I decided to add a tiny pop of color with the lime green at the neckline because why not? I’ve still got a good ball and a half left of the green and I also ordered some of the Metallic yarn in black and I’m thinking of making another saddle shoulder top since it’s so nice and light weight. Green shoulders and ribbing will really stand out with the metallic black. In full length or three quarter sleeves it could turn into a great year round sweater to throw on! We shall see.

16 Replies to “FO: Bar Harbor for My Mom”

  1. Every time I see one of your finished knits it makes me want to grab my needles and get knitting! I love blue and lime together. Your mom is very lucky to have you knit for her. I’m working on a simple tee shape and plan to add some colour, but it’s moving slowly!

    1. This one worked up quickly since it’s a bulky weight knit on big needles. And how can I not knit for my Mom? She loves it!

      1. I do love this sweater. I plan to be the coolest senior citizen at my reunion!
        Dana’s MoM

  2. This is so cute. Nice work! I am always so jealous that you seem to churn out the knitwear. LOL I only dream of knitting this much as I continue to be a fiber “collector” according to my family.

    1. What’s holding you back? I really knit every day and I typically always have a project with me to work on.

    1. I love it too. They’re still some left in their clearance section so I bought some rose gold to make something for a friend.

      1. Yes. Sometimes their shipping is a little slow but lately it’s been on point. I should get my yarn Friday and I ordered on Friday last week.

  3. Great colour combo! Your mom’s pretty lucky to have you knit such great things for her.

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