Coral Sweater – Finally Finished!

Summer Cotton SweaterThis sweater has been a challenge!  I think my biggest mistake was that I had a vision in my mind about what I wanted to create, however, I was using the wrong yarn.

I absolutely LOVE Bamboo Pop by Universal Yarns, however, a cotton/bamboo yarn doesn’t have the spring as a wool yarn.   Originally, I wanted to put in pleats and ribbing.  Not a good idea with a cotton yarn.  So, once again, I ripped out the project and started again.  This time, I listened to what the yarn wanted me to do with it instead of the other way around.

So, here is the result.  The yarn drapes beautifully, so I made it a little oversized.  In the body of the sweater, the diamond pattern made for an interesting texture.  The triangular trim on the bottom and sleeves was a fun detail and a good way around having ribbing.  I tried to recreate the triangular pattern around the neckline using crochet.

I’m currently working on the pattern to put on Ravelry.  Given how long it took me to create a pattern with this yarn, I think I’m just going to sit back and enjoy it now that Spring is here and I can finally wear it 🙂

Happy knitting!

Summer Cotton Sweater

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