Time for a bit of knitting. This is the Cravat-necked sweater from Runway Knits. It is a very simple sweater, just stocking stitch and rib, and I would say is a pretty easy knit for the knitting beginner. I bought my book second hand for a few pounds on Amazon. The have a copy for 79p at the moment.
The cravat is knitted separately as a sort of ribbed rectangle and then just sewed on. The only difficulty I had was setting the sleeve cap which was a bit square shaped and has left the shoulder a bit puffed up.
I knit the size 35", which should work out at 3" of negative ease (though I knit rather loosely and so I usually do size down). I took one inch out of the bodice length as I have a high waist.
I love the shape giving you such a fitted waist and I'm pretty happy with the fit. I am wearing it here with my Butterick 5391 skirt and I wore this outfit to work today with a black jacket.
I love this wool. I knitted my sweater in Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK and it is lovely. So snuggly, soft and warm. I had this sweater on during the dog walk today and I had to take my coat off because I was so warm! The cravat, being a high neck makes it even warmer. This wool is a delight to knit with and has excellent stitch definition if you like that pronounced look. I realise I look a bit like a sweater girl here! I guess this style definitely accentuates your assets!
Sorry about the poor quality photos, and the rather odd lines (which aren't there in real life), but I think Tess is trying to say she is bored waiting for her walk!
I knit quite a lot when I'm infront of the telli (I hate not having something to do with my hands). Other knitting projects are on my Ravelry page. I might well knit this one again in the future, perhaps in a mustard colour. Are you knitting anything at the moment? Thanks for your comments, it is lovely to hear from others.