My Gossamer sweater is finished, but still unblocked. Today is a holiday in the UK (Easter Monday) and, as can be expected on the last day of a long, grey holiday weekend when everyone is on the highway on their way home, the skies are suddenly blue and the day is lovely. I couldn’t resist taking Gossamer outside to play in the sunshine.
This is knit with Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze Eclipse in the colour Virgo. This yarn has been sadly discontinued; I wrote here about how I aquired the yarn (Ravelry made me do it!). It is a lovely but very difficult to describe shade (champagne, perhaps?) shot through with a metallic thread.
The pattern is one I designed myself, and call Gossamer. Once I got the yarn in my hands, I realized that it needed a very simple sweater design – stark, even. I envisioned it as a very classic, v-neck pullover. Since I had the design in my head I didn’t bother to try to find a pattern; I just cast on and designed it as I went.
Although the Eclipse line has been discontinued, you could easily knit this in Kidsilk Haze, which is still going strong, with many luscious colours. The fabric it produces is incredibly sheer and fine – this sweater weighs less than 125 grams! It is like wearing a cloud.
The fit is perfect; my only concerns are that the bottom edging rolls, and it is just a tad short. However, I have yet to block it so hopefully both of these problems will be easy to fix. I won’t show you modelled shots today for two reasons. First, I want to block it beforehand. Second, this is the type of sweater that needs appropriate undergarments. I have found something I think will be just right and have ordered it; we shall see how it turns out. In the meantime, in the interests of decency, you’ll have to make do with an unmodelled Gossamer.