Ranunculus

I realized I hadn’t posted this sweater I finished more recently than the other things I’ve been cataloging.

The pattern isn’t new, but I didn’t get around to trying it until last year.

It’s Ranunculus, by Midori Hirose.

This was such a quick, easy, fun sweater to make. I’ve intended to do more, but, well, what happened was that I finished this right before Covid really hit, and I had Big Plans. Then, everything went bonkers and I forgot all about plans to make anything ever again, pretty much.

I need to snap out of it.

Anyway, I made this out of small quantities of a variety of yarns I had leftover from other projects, and from a shawl I made that it had become clear I was never going to wear. I ripped it out and did this sweater instead and that was the best thing that could’ve happened to the shawl.

What do we have here? There’s Madelinetosh Vintage in Antler, Madelinetosh DK in Mansfield Garden Party, Madelinetosh Tosh Merino in both Rosewood and Gossamer, and Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica in a shade which I believe was called Cameo.

It uses surprisingly little yarn, at least, I thought so. I cannot stress enough how quick this was to make. Very satisfying.

You can see the sweater is pretty loosely knit, which, as it turns out, is an excellent quality, because it would be way too hot for me to wear otherwise. The weight of the sweater pulls the little flowers open so they’re more visible than when it’s laying flat.

I love it. Definitely need to make at least one more. When I snap out of it.