One of a kind

My Simple Knitted Bodice (Ravelry links throughout, sorry haters) mojo continues. Buoyed by early success, I’ve pressed on into the lace section at the empire waist. This, however, has required some faith.

The pattern calls for a beaded yarn in this section. When I chose Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool for it, I decided to carry it through the lace with the addition of a carryalong — Jester, a metallic Trendsetter accent. But I really had no idea how they would look together. Would the lace panel be garish and tacky? Would the result be something only a maiden aunt could love?

I still don’t know for sure, but I’m feeling fairly confident. As I near the end of the lace panel and prepare to resume stockingette in the main yarn, I’m liking the way the carryalong yarn doesn’t change the color but adds flashes of shine and complementary colors like blue and pink.

And now I face the question of fit yet again. After I finish the lace, it’s time to put the sweater on waste yarn and try it on. And once again, I dread it. Information is good — I’m concerned about length — but I’m also scared of what I might learn. So far, so good, though. Can a sweater cure me of my bad-news phobia?

If any sweater can — it’s this one.

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3 Comments on “One of a kind”

  1. ADAllen Says:

    I like the addition of the Jester. It looks great!

  2. Jacey Says:

    That’s a great use of a flashy yarn. It’s so subtle. I hope it fits!

  3. lynsey Says:

    i love it! i just cast off the right side of the lush and lacy cardigan and realized it was two inches shorter than the left side, for which i had made more than enough notes… i had to frog back and fix it. you knit so that you CAN make it work. 🙂

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