Ollie’s Crayon Sweater: Trying Out Trim

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When last we left our story, I had run out of yarn for Ollie's Ragman, knit in Elliebelly Talia in the Crayon colorway, and was obsessing over how to deal with the trauma.  I settled upon a solid color trim, and dyed two: one blue and one gray. 

Ollie favored the blue, so I knit it up into cuffs.  The 1×1 rib looks oversized to me, knit on the same size needles as the body of the sweater (size 9) and although the color has much to recommend it, I wondered it the gray wouldn't be a better match.  So I'm trying out the gray on the bottom of the body, going down one needle size to get a neater fabric. 

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I think the gray is the winner, so once I finish the body, I'll rip off the sleeve cuffs and reknit them.

The inside of the sweater looks great to me too.  At some point, I'm going to have to come up with a reverse stockinette project for the Crayon colorway!

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4 thoughts on “Ollie’s Crayon Sweater: Trying Out Trim

  1. I like the gray too. Much more subtle, so it won’t necessarily draw your eye to the trim and steal the attention from the beautiful crayon sweater 🙂

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