This has been one almighty labour of love and a huge learning curve. It’s the first time that I’ve designed something that I can wear that’s not a hat or a shawl. Can you tell how proud I am?The first thing that really strikes me is how warm it is! When I first started rolling the idea around in my head I thought perhaps it could be something for the beach, but no! This is really something for chilly mornings or late summer evening BBQs. I’m sitting at my laptop in my garden wearing it this morning while there’s still a slight chill in the air and it’s perfect.
I love the wide open V-neck and how versatile it will be. I already wore it walking the dog this morning, and I also plan to wear it when I go out for dinner next, paired with my favourite jeans and a white top. For the first time I have an outfit ready!
I’m so happy that I chose the Scheepjeswol Stone Washed for this project. I love the Red Jasper, but I have to be honest, I chose this colour when it first came available and if I had to choose now, I don’t know what I would do as the collection has since doubled in size, with so many amazing colour choices!
Here are a few more photos for you to get an idea of the texture and how the colour-play works together.
And now comes the almighty task of putting the pattern together! I’ll have to dig though pages and pages of notes to make it more concise for you to be able to follow, and I’ll be figuring out a few sizes while I’m at it.
But first, I need your help! This design does not have a name yet and I have no idea what I should call it. What do you think?
If you want to get your hands on the Stone Washed there are loads of options within the Netherlands. Scheepjeswol has a list of stockists on their website and for those of you who aren’t lucky enough to live in Holland, you can pick it up via Deramores!