As soon as my needles were free from my pink sweater, I started swatching for my new one. I came up with the idea while watching Penelope last December and I got the yarn for Christmas, but I wanted to work my way through my other projects before I got started on this one. The sweater is vaguely inspired by one from the movie which you can see at about 36 seconds into the terrible trailer below.

I originally sketched the sweater based on memory and it’s evolved a lot from my inspiration. I sketched the color change as being straight across the front rather than curved. I decided that I missed the softness that the curve gave the original sweater, but I also liked what I came up. I compromised and made the edge of the color transition scalloped so the sharp line was broken up a bit.

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Once I had my swatch sorted out, I did all the annoying math and cast on. I think it’s going to be a really cute sweater.

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