Pattern: Lady Bat
Yarn: Adriafil Cheope
Needles: 3.75 mm (US 5)
Mods: I went for a slightly shorter sleeve, and slightly less ‘bat wing’. I did this by following the directions as written, but only increased to 88 stitches. This does make for a slightly shorter sweater, but I compensated by knitting 2.5 inches of ribbing at the bottom hem, which helped add in the length that would have been there if I had increased as directed in the pattern.
I’ve got nothing but a rave review here- I’m crazy about the pattern, I’m crazy about the yarn, I’m crazy about the results.
I was surprised at how versatile this sweater looks- I could totally wear this to work in the summer, and it would look equally great with jeans, shorts. The neckline is super flattering (I love a good boat neck!) And I suspect I can even wear this into the fall with a t-shirt underneath, for a little extra warmth.
I totally recommend this yarn, by the way- the cotton has a nice sheen, and it has great structural integrity. Meaning, it didn’t change at all after wet blocking and didn’t grow to humongous proportions like some yarns do. I think this might be my new go-to summer cotton. The weight is just right for a knit with a bit of drape to it. And I love the colour- it’s exactly what I wanted. I couldn’t have asked for anything more, really. This was a slam dunk. It even was a pretty fast knit, except for the bit where I got the flu for a week in the middle. It was one of those too-sick-to-knit ones, so…. that added a week onto my finish time. I recently travelled to Calgary for work (I mentioned it on Twitter and Instagram, so some of you already know that!) and I got quite a bit of knitting done on the plane. By the time I landed back home, it was almost done.
Photo outtakes from this photo shoot will go up on the weekend! We shot at a playground with Lila, so expect a lot of outtakes featuring scenes like below:
All glamour, all toddler, all the time! There was also a portion where Lila managed to get the camera away from us, and took some shots. Coming soon!