Willow in the Woods

Done and done, Willow got a walk in the New Hampshire woods for a photo shoot before we came home.  (Thanks to Natalie for taking the pictures.) I finished it up just in time for a big rain storm accompanied by a cold front and I can assure you that this sweater is warm and soft like nobody’s business.  I’m so happy to have it.

Pattern, Willow- from Louisa Harding’s book Cardigans .

Yarn: Luscious Single Silk (LSS) 50% wool, 50% silk from Blue Moon Fibre Arts, in a gorgeous green that’s so me –  Mossay.

This sweater is the perfect combination of cozy and classy, or at least that’s how I feel about it.   I feel like I could slip it on over a tidy skirt and blouse and be more or less dressed to leave the house, and that it would be equally at home over a tee and yoga pants on a snowy afternoon in the house.

I made a few changes, mostly to how the belt was worked.  Louisa had the back of the belt knit right in to the sweater, but that’s not my preference, so I worked it separately and crocheted belt loops to hold it in place. 

Also, I shortened it a little (as I have mentioned, I’m not an average height, so my sweaters shouldn’t be) and changed the button band.  For starters, I didn’t put any button holes, because I really couldn’t see myself ever buttoning this – and then I worked a few more rows because – well.  I liked it, and it’s my sweater, and it’s one of my favourite things about making my own clothes is that they can be just the way I like them.

(I’m sure Louisa Harding understands.)

I love this sweater.