However, I only have shots of the partially complete one.
Remember Amy Herzog's Ayana?
My version uses variegated yarn (Madeline Tosh DK in Cove).
The second shot is a better depiction of the yarn in natural light.
Can I just saw how much I LOVE how this is knitting up?
The sleeves are cast on two-at-a-time. Because it is hand-dyed yarn, I am alternating skeins every two rows.
I should have it done in time for 100 degree weather! That is not a stretch, as we hit 80 degrees over the weekend. In less than a week, my thermostat moved from "Heat" to "Cool."
For a little extra warmth, I have also been honing my Fair Isle skills:
This is the back side of a toddler's vest. The yarn is amazing!! It is Abuelita Merino which is a finer (as in slightly smaller diameter) to Malabrigo Merino. Also, it is not thick and thin and Malabrigo tends to be. The colors are fantastic, too. I am so enamored of the yarn, I have asked Stacy at The Knitting Nest to order enough for me to make two men's sweaters out of this. Yay!
The sleeves and front are to be steeked. All I need to do is reinforce the sides of the steeks, cut them open, and trim out the sleeves. I think I will add some corrugated ribbing to the front before I attach a zipper.
Although, I must admit, because this is toddler sized, I am debating whether to actually open those steeks. As I see it, it is the perfect garment to take a little darling shopping. What could be better than a Fair Isle straight jacket?!
Both of my daughters (now aged 18 and 10) have requested one, but they probably intend to be able to use their arms at some point.
I almost forgot!
Speaking of Malabrigo, Stacy just got a shipment in of Malabrigo, including sock yarn and some Rios.
Apparently, my name is Aguas, because I bought three skeins of the same colorway in both bases: