hey juliet.

Hey Juliet

It’s a wonder how the length of time it can take one to find some buttons and ribbon and actually sew them on is quadruple the time it actually took the piece to be knitted.  The majority of that definitely has to do with the fact that I had no idea how to attach the ribbon and left it to the wayside simply because I was too lazy to find out.  Other knits as you very well know also caught my attention so knitting on buttons vs. knitting the cable of the TY was also another mental battle.

Overall I’m very happy with this new addition.  The yarn, Rowan Cocoon, is ever so soft and fluffy!  I can tell now that this will not be the last time I will be using it.  I still need to give this top a little steam to make the edges lie flatter but she’s already been through the wash.   I’ve been eying the Neaty cardigan from the latest Rowan mag ever since I finished Bridges this past summer.

I’m also a huge fan of the Zephyr Girls.  They have such simple and yet classy patterns and I love seeing how they take a few increases here some garter rows there and whola! a beautiful garment.  This piece has waited so patiently for me to finish her but I think the wait was worth it.

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Details: Juliet by Zephyr Girls
Yarn: Rowan Cocoon – 4 balls
Needles: Size 10.5 circs

Get out your Dire Straits and feel inspired.  ‘Cause this Juliet’s done!

19 thoughts on “hey juliet.

  1. Cara says:

    My favorite Dire Straits.
    Man – you are just cranking out the seriously cute knits. You must do an end of year wrap up – you have ROCKED IT this year. GO MARGAUX!

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  2. Nicole says:

    Gosh, I haven’t heard Dire Straights in a million years. I used to love that song.
    Your Juliet is awesome. I’ve been itching to make a cute little top and this may just be it. Especially in Cocoon, a yarn I’ve been dying to try. Very nice!

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  3. Julie says:

    Looks fantastic! And it’s good to hear a bit more about the Rowan Coccoon. I know what you mean about buttons- it seems to add at least a week to FO finishing time….

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  4. nova says:

    I have to be honest, when I first saw Juliet I wasn’t on board. But seeing your Juliet has made me rethink my original opinion. Yours is fantastic. As per your usual, good work M!

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  5. sylvia says:

    hey…really pretty sweater! i was wondering what the total yardage of yarn you needed for your sweater, and what size you followed? i just got my first order of lots of skeins of one type of yarn and am considering making the juliet–but i dont know if i have enough or not (650 yards) thanks.

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