One of the reasons why I like top down knits is that you can try them on as you go along. It is supposed to be a cute cropped layer (I’m wearing high waisted jeans in these pics) but I know I made it longer than the pattern said because I didn’t want it to be super cropped on me and show my love handles (high waisted jeans pull everything in nicely). I like it at the length I made my cotton Soldotna Crop last summer. My Soldotna was a great piece to wear over a tank dress or with my high waisted jeans and makes a cuter layer, so I’ll be adding this one to the rotation too. I also knit the majority of this with an acrylic yarn, Lion Brand Amazing Lace. It’s a lace weight yarn and I knit the body on size 5 needles, it took forever even though it was a simple slip stitch pattern. It reminded me why tiny yarn drives me crazy but the end results are worth it. The brioche stripes are Hedgehog Fibres in Fly (mint green) and Knerd String in Hot Damn!
For Jellybean’s I decided to use the same color palette and reverse it using the mint green for the body and the pink and orange for the brioche stripes. I actually really love the slip stitch texture on this and it looks really cool with the speckles too on Jellybean’s version.
I love the texture on this overall and it is what would make me knit this again – despite hating to use skinny yarn on tiny needles. I just know it will take me a bit longer than a dk weight or worsted weight project would. I’ve got two other sweaters on my needles that I’m still plugging away at and two baby blankets I should really get to work on since this stay at home stuff isn’t easing up soon. I’m officially on summer break, so let me productive knitting season begin!