As you can see above, that is not Girasole, I cast on for Veera Välimäki’s Paris this weekend. I was motivated by the Sweater Odyssey Ravelry Group’s Veera knitalong. It’s a great little group, and I had the yarn and pattern all ready for it.
It is more or less a rectangle with sleeves. I really liked it when I first saw this on Veera’s projects. I’ve already knit five Rain Knitwear designs; she’s one of my favourite designers.
The yarn is 100% baby alpaca by the Susan Andrew Collection. It is the same weight as the recommended Drops Alpaca. I do love alpaca and this one is nice and sticky. I have a knack for finding purple yarn on sale. I will not lie as I have four purple sweaters now, all from yarn on sale. Most of my projects come from discounted yarn though; I do love a bargain.
Even though it is all basic stockinette, there is something soothing about its mindlessness that is allowing me to get my knitting mojo back. Must remember to keep it simple when I am trying to get out of a knitting funk.
What is on yours needles today?
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Gorgeous yarn! And that’s not purple. It’s totally more of a dark plum. So you definitely have room for another purple sweater if you’re so inclined. Enjoy the knit!
Hi Paula! Ha! Indeed it is plumesque though the Instagram filters play with it a bit. It’s a lovely colour and works on me in many shades so I should be grateful that it goes on sale in the first place. Hehe. Thanks for the comment. Happy knitting!
Uh oh, i just clicked the link and looked at all her lovely patterns. That was the sound of my queue getting longer 🙁 Your bargain bin alpaca looks scrumptious! Very good bargain hunting!
Hello Minding My Own Stitches! I am always glad when I share patterns and designers that other people like. 😀 Thanks for the comment and happy knitting!