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.