When I start working on a new sweater, I usually have a pretty good idea of how I want it to look, sizing, etc. More often than not though, I usually change something, somewhere along the way. I don't like to start over, rip out stitches, etc. So, if I'm not completely happy with my project, I usually tweak it, add something, change or add stitch variations. I spent a lot of time working on this sweater, with the added work of its intarsia flowers. Because the colors I used were more soft and muted, I felt that the flowers didn't "pop" enough. So, I added beads and sequins. I think it gives it more definition, more "pop", and makes it a special sweater for that special little girl. What do you think? This sweater was knit with Madelinetosh merino lace yarn--super soft!
|Close-up of beaded flowers|