I've had Liesl in my queue for a while. It is an adorable sweater pattern that appears to be extremely customizable (a word which the internet and I seem incapable of spelling properly). I have never been a big bolero fan, they seem to cut funny, so maybe it's the fact I have some weird yardage for some sweater yarn, but I had to make this.
It was a quick knit, taking longer to buy the clasp than to actually knit the sweater. The pattern is a bit pricey at £5.00 (that's about $8 American), but I picked it up during Ysolda's annual birthday one-day sale. After working with the pattern and seeing how much detail and variation she works into the pattern itself I totally understand the reasoning behind the price.
The yarn is Araucania Ulmo Multi that I picked up last summer. For cotton, it did not make my hands as stiff as I expected. I alternated two skeins to avoid any dye lot problems, which also prevented pooling and made the overall effect of the colors more cohesive. The only problem is that now I still have the equivalent of almost one skein left over and I have no idea what to use it for.
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