Friday, February 20, 2015

A Stitcher's Wardrobe: A Harmony Outfit

Did you know green symbolizes balance and harmony?  Today's sweater is a saddle shoulder pullover worked from the bottom up. It is knit in 2-ply from MacAuslands, spun from my Brother-in-Law's cheviot wool. It comes to me in an oatmeal color, and I dye it with acid dyes.  My jeans are thrifted and overdyed and mended.

The pin was thrifted on an outing with my friend Amy -- she picked this one out.

My hat is worked in Nash Island Light -- warm, soft next to the skin, and long enough to pull over my eyes if I don't like what's coming.

Pom-poms can be made with a couple of cardboard donuts. But since I had a half-off coupon, I bought a Clover pom-pom maker. It looks like an eggslicer and a Canadian street sign. This nifty little tool beats the cardboard donuts by a mile. It's fast and tidy and clever.

My shirt is made from a self-drafted pattern, one that I tweaked and tweaked until it fit right. See the little dart on the back shoulder?

The fabric is from the Salvation Army Annual Fabric Sale.  I always work in inexpensive fabric for my first and second go at a pattern, even if it's a commercial pattern.  I like to get the fit just right, and then I give myself the freedom to cut into more expensive or precious fabric.

I'm off to A Gathering of Stitches for a weekend intensive on machine knitting. I am eager to get rolling and thrilled I got in! Have a great weekend, more on Monday.


Beverly said...

You made me realize how pretty saddle shoulders are!

Mary Lou said...

im working on a saddle shoulder design right now - must b in the wind. That one is lovely.

Kim said...

Will you be sharing the sweater pattern? I think I'm after all of your patterns (sweater and tops)! Love the style!

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

Great looking sweater! You are inspiring me so much!