Wow, can Jill Draper dye some spectacular colors! I thought this made a great end-of-summer piece to pull over jean cutoffs when the weather started to cool down a little.
Pattern: High Tide (worsted version)
Needles: US 8s and US 7s
Yarn: Jill Draper’s Hudson – 3 skeins Blue Bell and 2 skeins Bottle
I knit the length to 16″ before splitting for the sleeves and yoke. The sleeves are really big – accentuated by the dolman style – I picked up approximately 90 stitches to start, and then began the decreases halfway through the second color stripe. From that point on, I decreased every 6 rounds until I got to 64 sts.
I’m not sure how I feel about the dolman sleeves, I think they make the sweater look a little too bulky – and the colors are REALLY bright! It’s funny how sometimes I can’t decide whether I like something or not . . . I think this one looks best worn with jean shorts and flip flops, a brightly colored accept to a day at the beach 🙂
I’ve still got two skeins of Blue Bell, three skeins of Bottle (one caked), and one skein of Celadon left, if anyone’s interested – they’re posted for sale on my Raillery stash here.Pin It