On My Needles: A Glittery Sweater

Having finished my Kim Hargreaves Wallace cardigan the weekend before last I immediately cast on for another sweater. 

I'd seen this sweater on Pinterest recently, along with instructions on how to make one yourself by cutting open the neckline of a purchased sweater and adding the bow.

I decided that I'd much rather knit one. 

I stopped off at my local craft store and found some lovely Sirdar Softspun DK.  It's mainly synthetic fibres (only 25% wool), but that suits me find.  I find many wools itchy anyway, and I hate having to handwash sweaters and block them back into shape. 

Initially I was tempted to go for pale pink, but I'm not really a pale pink type of person, so I wondered how much it would be worn.  I decided on black, although with the slight sheen in the yarn its not a solid "dark" black. 

I then set about finding a pattern, and settled on Pretty Mallory sweater, a free download from the Cascade Yarns website.  

My decision was based largely on the fact that I wanted a top down raglan pattern, so I could leave one of the raglan "seams" open to add the bow later.   To achieve this, I knitted the first 3 1/2 inches flat rather than in the round, then joined and continued in the round as the pattern is written.

I've added a single repeat of the lace pattern from the sleeves to the front for a bit of added interest.

I completed the body last night, so it's now onto the sleeves.  I think they'll take a little longer, although the lace pattern is simple it does require slightly more concentration than rounds and rounds of knit stitches do! 

I apologise for the rubbish photos - this yarn is really hard to photograph!

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