Sunday, January 14, 2007

Icelandic Yoke Sweater FO

We shared brunch today with old friends at a fantastic house which would have been perfect for photographing the debut of a new sweater. However, we forgot the camera at home. Try to imagine a gorgeous modernist home in Beverly Hills with views to Santa Monica and the ocean beyond. Cypress, pine, coast live oak, and jacaranda trees frame the views out of every window.

Instead, you get shots of me wearing the new sweater in the computer room. It is dark now, but we also have a jacaranda tree outside the front window.

The waist darts and short-row neck shaping below the patterned yoke combine to form princess seam shaping at just the right places. It was like I planned it or something. I used the same number of stitches in the front and back. The upper back could have been taken in by one motif repeat, 8 stitches.

The motifs are so bold in the Best of Lopi pattern book. Yet, in this DK/light worsted gauge yarn (5.25 sts/in), the motifs appear a tad bit wee. The purple Lane Borgosesia Maratona is sooo soft. I almost forgive it for being so splitty. Those are just quibbles because, overall, I am quite happy with this sweater.

When we left the party to return home, Iris said, "Pool party, baby. I'm there."

Links:
More houses by the same architect can be found in this book.
More about this Icelandic Yoke sweater

That's all folks.


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful sweater, Grace! I like the colors and the fit.

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