I finished my En Pointe wrap sweater last night, and snuck off to take a few quick photos before bed. It’s sooooo comfortable. I love this yarn. Wow.
I was really surprised to have so much yarn left over… It seems like I may have half of each skein (probably less) to use on another project. Teeny striped wristwarmers, mayhaps?
Speaking of stripes, these photos don’t show the color well, so here’s a detail shot:
I chose to accent the sleeves with gold, and did the ribbing pieces on the back in pink. I figured it would be easier than trying to simultaneously maintain stripes and a rib, since the yarn is so soft and smooth that I was constantly retensioning it.
You really get a feel for how the sweater wraps on the sides. Its a teeny slip of a thing, but the pattern definitely allows you to adjust the stitch count. I’ll probably end up using this for leftover sock yarns as a stash buster. Although it took be about three weeks to get through the pattern, I attribute that to my refusal to take the project with me anywhere– all the knitting was done at home. I didn’t want to risk turning the wound cakes into a mess of tangles, which happened while I was winding them. Once is enough, thank you very much!
The icord works well as a durable option for ties, but I could also see starting this with a wide garter stitch ribbon, or sewing on some pretty ribbon as well.
I’ll leave you with my favorite shot:
PS- I still have quite a few people entering my July giveaway! Only a week left to enter!