Tripping the life aquatic
I haven’t finished with shagging jackets yet. My mind swims with potential colour combinations, cuts and patterns. It takes awhile to get the rhythm going for the shag to be lush and fluffy but the results are worth it! And as each one is handmade, they are all one of a kind. The only one of it’s kind on the planet! That exclusivity is truly mind-bending for me sometimes, particularly late at night. Not sure why it has that effect.
After the triptych of shaggy blue and yellow, I felt like a more subdued palette, or maybe just a palette of cooler colours. The latest wearable offering is using up a wide handful of duochromatic blue and green wools I have had kicking around my basket for awhile now.
The blues range from sky blue to navy, and the greens from mildest mint to emerald.
Shaping the treble stitch netting underlayer, particularly around the shoulders and armpits can be a challenge but the template I am working on has a fairly simple way to be worked into the shape and I don’t mind the side drape.
On this particular piece I reinforced the hem of the sleeves, neck, sides and waist to give the netting a more substantial backing.
It’s a cosy duochromatic checkerboard, baby! There’s enough bulk in the wool to give the impression of weight and warmth, but the weave is so open and light that the breeze gets through and air circulates perfectly.
Pretty sure I will keep this one for myself for a late-night psyforest throw/wrap and beach cover up.