Red and Gold

New sweater!! This one is called Red and Gold. I’ll tell you a story about the name: when I was about 7 or 8, my mom was really into Emmylou Harris’ album Wrecking Ball. I remember listening to it in the car a lot, particularly the title song, Wrecking Ball. And somehow I thought she was saying “red and gold” and not “wrecking ball.” The working title of this sweater was “Red and Gold” because, well, duh. And every time I wrote “Red and Gold” on my to-do list, I thought of Wrecking Ball. So when I was trying to name this sweater, I thought of naming it…Wrecking Ball? (Vetoed because of weird connotations and also that damn Miley Cyrus song.) Emmylou? (Vetoed because…just because.)

So everyone who saw this sweater before it was released got told it had a different name. Finally, I decided to just go with the working title.

Anyway, the sweater is worked in two colors of Tosh DK (I used Tart and Bark) and one really cool thing about it is that the yarn overs in the lace button band are used as buttonholes, so you can use as many or as few buttons as you want. It’s worked in one piece from the bottom up, with my signature no-sew set-in sleeves! So basically, you only have to sew two teeny seams, at the tops of the shoulders, which is practically nothing.

See it on Ravelry (and buy it!) here.

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