Neapolitan Ice Cream — Cormo Version

Remember that beautiful yarn from Elsawool that I was scared to dye (but did)? It has now been knitted with natural white and natural dark grey cormo yarn into a sweater.

The pattern is Ravello by Isabell Kraemer, a casual stripy number in fingering weight yarn.

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I wanted a sweater that I will reach for all the time…I seem to love stripes, and knit in a light weight yarn, this ought to be a 3 season sweater. The sleeves are bracelet length, a bit on the shorter side, so I don’t have to worry about them getting in the way as I knock about. There’s absolutely no shaping in the body, so this will be a true sweatshirt replacement.

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It’s a beautiful summer day outside, so I will have to put this sweater in a closet for now and wait for a bit of cool weather.

I am particularly excited about the single red stripe on the sleeve…

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…which was only added because I was too anxious to see what the watermelon red yarn would look like knitted up against the dark grey. And it looks just like Neapolitan Ice Cream!

Now I think I will concentrate on some garments I can wear in warmer weather!

5 comments
  1. Helen said:

    Hi – I’m ready to cast on for Ravello and admire yours. You seem to have switched the neckline to a ribbing- good for fighting the roll. Any tips? I should (will) check your notes on ravelry.

  2. Helen said:

    Hah! That’s why we’re supposed to read through patterns. I just realized there are finishing options in the pattern! But since I love top down sweaters because of the lack of finishing needed, I may build the ribbing into the beginning.

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