Well, I finished this knit at the end of June and kept forgetting to talk about it.  Not sure why, as it has been on rotation in my wardrobe since then!  I've worn it with these black joggers, and I've worn it with both white and blue jeans.  Also, under a jean jacket.  

It truly has been a great layering piece.  
The yarn was a bit thin.  As my friend Linda put it, it was like working with dental floss.  I had a few places where the yarn had twigs or something stuck to it. (Ha.  Hence the name "twig".)  I noticed it after I knit it and tried to pull them out.  That did not go well.  I decided to leave it instead of ripping it out.  It doesn't bother me now.  

 Pattern:  Slope by Shibui Knits
Yarn:   4 skeins Shibui Twig in Caffeine 
Needle:  US 3
Size:  S
Start date:  6.3.21
Finish date:  6.27.21
Modifications:  Did not do the German Cast on.  I was a bit too impatient for that.  I also shortened my high low effect that the pattern called for.  To do so, I did my wrap and turns with 5 stitches left before the wrap instead of the 3 stitches the pattern calls for.   The pattern calls for a cropped version and a long version.  This is right in between both.  In doing so, I started my decreases at 1.5" then decreased every 12th round.  


It's my latest WIP and the jury is still out.
I usually know if I'm going to like something, but this feels a little different.  The yarn feels heavy and the fabric feels thick.  I'm wondering if the drape will be what I thought it would.  I like the color although I keep wondering what I will wear it with.  I have one pair of pants that might work.  
I'm going to forge ahead and see if I can get this finished and blocked and make it work.  If not, it will head to the frog pond.  
I really want a few summer handknits in my wardrobe.  I'm just not sure I chose the right yarn for this pattern.  And now I am dreaming about making this or this.  
So little time.  

episode 17

Hiya Friends!
I know I wrote all about the Simple Stripes sweater but if you want to hear me talk about it, I uploaded a video over on YouTube.  I talked about a few other things as well.  A few tips were also thrown in.  

My Worsted weight Linen Quill just arrived so I'm off to wind it and hopefully get started.

Happy July!