Friday, January 11, 2013

Retrospective – Harvey Pullover

Harvey and the small fry

I thought that I would share with you all some photos of Harvey.  Harvey was a sweater that I finished about two years ago and it just fits the small fry this winter.  Harvey's maiden voyage was to the Central Library.

Harvey roams the stacks...

and stops for "story time".

What I remember about the knitting: I fell in love with the sample sweater that was on display in Kirkwood Knittery.  And the pattern book and yarn (Mirasol Hap'i) was kind of an impulse buy, but one that ultimately worked out really well.  The knitting went smoothly and I loved the thick/thin variation of this cotton yarn and the subtle texture of this all-over cable. It in ravelry here.

I'm not usually a huge fan of cotton yarn and initially I was worried that the finished product would be too stiff to be comfortable, but that's not the case at all. I think that it will definitely get softer with wear.  It is also the tiniest bit "linty" and I picked some up on my own black sweater when I was carrying the girl around, but I'm betting that will subside with a few more wears and washes too.

She'll probably get lots of great use out of this sweater for the next year also.  Right now the length makes it look like a tunic and the sleeves are rolled up, but next  year I bet it will be a perfect pull over length. 

5 comments:

  1. Stunning! Small Frye looks incredible in this sweater!!!!

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  2. Thanks girls. No sweaters on today... It was 60 degrees. What's up with that?

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