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WIP Wednesday: Creme de Menthe

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I finished the large design and shipped it off, woohoo! Although I still have a few commissioned accessories I’m working on, with the sweater load off my shoulders, I allowed myself to start a new design.

creme sketchHere’s the sketch (which I did in about 10 minutes using Adobe Illustrator–I’m getting pretty good with that program, if I do say so myself). I really like the idea of a vest with skinny stripes running perpendicular to each other, so that’s what I’ll be attempting. It’ll either be cute or a mess… but that’s part of the fun of designing, right?

I’m using the Tosh DK Twist I showed off in last week’s post, and man is this stuff lovely. It’s as springy as Tosh Vintage, but lighter weight and softer. I’m an addict after only a few inches:Creme progressThe tank is bottom up, in the round to the armholes and then back and forth. The 2-1 stripe pattern I’m using will necessitate pushing the work back and forth on the circular needles to keep the stripe pattern correct when it’s worked flat, but I tried it on a swatch and it’s actually kind of fun. You have to think about the fabric you’re making on each row, but that helps alleviate the boredom of endless stockinette. :-)

Also: I thought of a name for this design right away, which almost never happens. It shall be Creme de Menthe. Perfect, isn’t it?

Thanks to lightning-fast shipping from Knit Picks, I got my extra skein of Gloss DK this week and finished Concord, too!

Concord KP blockingHopefully I’ll have some modeled pics by Friday, and then the vest gets popped in the mail.

3 Comments

  1. Christina - a Babys Smile Knits
    Christina - a Babys Smile Knits07-17-2013

    I love the colours of Creme de Menthe, the name perfectly matches the sneak peak.

  2. Sue
    Sue07-17-2013

    Really like the new yarn you are using, great colour. Your finished top is lovely

  3. Sarah
    Sarah07-18-2013

    Love that green!! Can’t wait to see the finished vest!

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