My youngest caught a whiff of the yarn fumes at this spring’s Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. He picked out this very soft merino-angora 2-ply at Jamie Harmon’s booth: There’s a chill in the air, and it seems like a good time to whip this sweater out.I’m using the same top-down raglan pattern that I used for the Bada Bing sweater last fall. It’s going quickly. Here is where I was last weekend: This photo looks kind of strange since I plopped the ball of working yarn in the neckhole… but you get the idea.
I have the body done now:I’ve decided to rip that sleeve back and begin again, decreasing more quickly. My little guy has skinny spaghetti arms, and this sleeve already seems too flappy for him. Perhaps I shouldn’t have made the raglan seam quite as long, but (a) I was hoping this would fit him for two winters, and (b) I want him to be able to get this on and off on his own, or else he won’t wear it at all (like the last pair of socks I made him). So I erred on the size of large.
The colors in the first photo are truer than the ones in the second photo. I had to shoot the second one in the pre-work wan light of my front porch today. Outdoor photo opps are harder to find this time of year!