Happiness is.

a new sweater, especially when I’m standing in front of a beautiful oak leaf hydrangea and Katie has my camera!

on Ravelry
This is Date Night, a Nikol Lohr design from Knitty way back in 2011. It didn’t really excite me until I saw Roko’s version (thanks to post on Fringe Association a few weeks back) with that little flounce. Oh yes, that little flounce; I was obsessed.
I chose Sublime’s Egyptian Cotton to make a summery version. The cotton has a beautiful sheen, but otherwise is very different from the suggested Alpaca Silk; it doesn’t “give”. And that made the top-down, try it on as you go design perfect. Five times on waste yarn paid off; it fits!
All the details for my modifications are recorded in my Ravelry project notes. I’d love to make this again and use the Alpaca Silk. It would be lovely for the holidays in a jewel tone like Ruby or Garnet, don’t you think? …and of course, pearls.

13 thoughts on “Happiness is.

  1. Ooh – the pictures turned out great! And I love the one with the pearls ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad we got them in that pretty light ๐Ÿ™‚ You're so pretty and talented! xo

  2. Love the flounce! Beautiful job of making it fit to perfection. You could wear this sweater anywhere! Very nice, Mary.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the floucy peplum. Just cleaned out my Rav queue only an hour ago and now going to go and add this to it!

  4. Mary — I'm with you, when I looked at the pattern it didn't really do much for me. But when I saw YOUR version of it, it makes me want to knit it for myself! However, since I'm a one project at a time person, I guess it will have to wait. I'm currently knitting 'Relax.'Diane

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