As you know I love Grainline Studio designs. I have sewn up many of the designs using woven fabric and only this month have ventured into knits. I am so glad I finally got there as I love these. In no particular order of preference, I present to you, two Linden sweatshirts, a Hemlock tee and another Lark tee. (...and a patridge and a pear tree!...getting into the Holiday mood.)
This is my first attempt at the long sleeve Linden. I loved it right away. The fabric I used is a lovely light sweatshirt like fabric from Birch Organics. After wearing it for a day or so, I knew I needed to change up one thing. It's cold and the neckline leaves me a bit more exposed than I'd like so a tee shirt under would be required, or a big scarf.
The fabrics I used...well, to me, the star was this charcoal and grey jaguar polka dot from Echino. I bought a bit of it locally just for the front piece as it was pricey. (You can see this at Fancy Tiger Crafts.) The solid charcoal is a knit with very fine ribbing that I purchased last Fall at a close-out sale locally. I really lucked out on this fabric as it's just super comfy and soft. The combination of the two works perfectly together. I've been wearing this one a lot!
I am planning to do some reorganizing of my sewing space before I dive into my next projects. I am hoping to start the Tamarack Jacket soon and go slow with it as Christmas frenzy is picking up. Also I started a beginner's knitting class to refresh my then beginner's skills from 10 years ago. And what do beginners knit? Why, scarves and hats! My son has already put in an order!
Are you feeling the Christmas pressure?
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!