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The Lovely Lila





It has been far too hot to knit with shetland wool. Plus, I got discouragingly stuck on the sleeves of my Ursula cardigan. So while I figure out a solution, I got started on something a bit more seasonal as well as straightforward: Carrie Bostick Hoge’s Lila. This sweater is worked from the bottom up, with short row shaping to make a dropped hem, and an a-line side shaping. Quintessentially Bostick Hoge, with garter stitch cuffs and hem. I love its simple, clean lines. My only modification was to shorten the sleeves by some 3 inches as I’m partial to 3/4 sleeves.

I used Lang’s Seta Tweed, a mix of silk and cotton which is both beautifully soft and cool to the touch and blocked beautifully. I chose a dark navy with specks of cobalt and lavender. Beautiful, but hard to photograph.

I enjoyed every stitch and especially the Sunday short rows which were a revelation. By far the neatest and easiest way to knit short rows.

Happy with the result and foresee that I’ll get a lot of wear out of it.

Have a good weekend!




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