Currently I am working on a cute summer sweater that will be perfect for over dresses! I’m knitting the Deschain by Leila Raabe. Its a shorter lightweight sweater with a boxy shape and a simple yet elegant shale lace pattern up the centre that helps give it shaping.
I’m using Rowan Mako Cotton, a seasonal limited edition yarn from Rowan. It’s so soft and knits up to a really plush fabric!
I’m really liking knitting this pattern. It’s really easy to follow and doesn’t have too much going on so I can work on it anywhere. I am knitting it with a bit less ease than called for so it’s not as boxy, but otherwise I am knitting it as written. The Mako Cotton is knitting up really well at the gauge called for. I was also considering the Berroco Pima 100 for it – even though the pattern calls for 6.5mm needles it calls for an aran weight yarn. I did a quick swatch in the Pima 100 which had a nice feel and enough body to work well but I went with the Mako Cotton in the end because I could not resist how luxurious it felt. I’m already thinking about a wooly one for the fall! Possibly in Universal Tweed Deluxe or WYS Shetland Tweed!