February Lady is in Bloom!

February Lady FRONT

She’s done! I knit her over Christmas school vacation, embroidered her during Spring Break, and finished her without a minute to spare before shorts and tee-shirt weather. Well, considering we had snow today, there are probably a few more days of sweater weather left.

Reading to Knit

Ready for an excursion.

The particulars:
Pattern: February Lady Sweater is a free download over on Flint Knits.
Yarn: Spud & Chloe, “Watermelon” in Sweater (yarn weight); soft and washable cotton/merino blend.
Difficulty: Medium. To be honest, I recast on for the neckline and yoke three times. Not fun. But when it comes to counting increases, I should not try to be a multi-tasker, that is, chat while knitting. The lace pattern is super-easy but I recommend a different project for social knitting.

Embroidery: DMC #3 Cotton Perle. Embroidered areas are backed with interfacing fabric (as in sewing). I chose cotton embroidery floss rather than wool because I didn’t want the embroidery to add too much bulk to the garment, either visual or actual.

February Lady BACK

Come say hello on Ravelry.com where you’ll find me under the name “nellablue.” I’d love to see what you’re making.


5 responses to “February Lady is in Bloom!

  1. Omigosh, Lisa, it’s BEAUTIFUL! I loved seeing the progress on the sweater. Now I’m eager to see the finished product on you in person!
    ~ Fran

  2. This is just out of this world! You are such a talented person and I always love seeing the different things that flow from your mind to your fingers. Let’s now have a photo of you showing off your fab work!!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous. What a lovely combination of handcrafting techniques! Well done…

  4. It’s even prettier in person!!

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