The best part of being a knitter is loving something you made so much you never want to take it off.
…And, admittedly, the compliments. It’s always fun when a non-knitter is completely gobsmacked when I tell them I made what I’m wearing.
Thanks to my dear Elizabeth for all these gorgeous photographs! Having a confident photographer take FO pics was a real treat.
The buttons are from Jo-Ann—I’d been hoping to find the perfect vintage buttons on Etsy, but I really wanted turquoise and I couldn’t find any in the right size.
The pattern is Gudrun’s Empire. The King Charles brocade pattern hits that sweet spot of easy yet impressive, and I picked up a few new tricks too (the bias bind-off and the i-cord bind-off around the collar). My Ravelry project page (with detailed notes) is here. There are definitely more designs by Gudrun in my knitting future—maybe Laar next? (See Anne’s gorgeous version!)
Hempathy is, like all plant-based fibers I suppose, advertised as a warm-weather yarn; but I have been wearing this cardi and my Pomegranate sweater and just a tank top underneath, and with my Vaute Couture coat I’m perfectly toasty. (I still have to blog my Pomegranate photos, which Elizabeth took on the RISD beach back in November!)
(You can tell in this shot that I didn’t pick up the wraps. Haha. Knerd alert!)
I will leave you with this hilarious piece of over-the-topness (although the ladies’ costumes are definitely not vegan!):