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Mulberry Street
Mulberry Street by Melissa Wehrle
Ysolda's Rhinebeck Sweater
Needle and yarn
The Verdant Gryphon Mithril
The Verdant Gryphon Mondegreen

My contribution to Ysolda’s The Rhinebeck Sweater.

Mulberry Street started off as a little textured swatch. Just a simple knit and purl texture pattern that reminds me of a waffle stitch or less involved shaker rib. I was experimenting with combining two yarns together, a worsted weight wool and a hand dyed lace weight yarn. When worked together, they made an interesting marled fabric that complimented the texture stitch well.

For the actual sweater, I wanted it to be unfussy, interesting to knit, and be fun to wear. I also wanted it to be warm. There is nothing that spoils the triumph of finishing your Rhinebeck sweater the night before the festival than having to wear a jacket because your sweater isn’t quite warm enough (I like fine hand knits, what can I say!)

The warmth was provided with a mix of yarns from The Verdant Gryphon. The main yarn is Mondegreen, a luxurious mix of Blue Faced Leicester wool, baby camel, and silk. The contrasting lace weight yarn is Mithril, a superfine merino. Both of these yarns combine beautifully and were a pleasure to work with.

For the design of the sweater, I took a break from my obsession with seams and went with a seamless construction. With the thicker, textured fabric, I felt seaming would be unnecessary and working in the round for most of the way would speed up the process slightly. I also love working a decorative raglan “seam” at the armholes whenever the pattern allows.

While the texture stitch, yarn, and raglan details all come together to create a nice sweater design, I wanted a little more from my perfect Rhinebeck sweater. Enter the back cut out detail.

I really love a nicely placed back detail! I found a special dress with a cut out back for the photoshoot, which provided a little bit of air conditioning for the cool crisp morning. However, on a normal day, I would wear my nice collared button down shirt underneath (which just happens to match the lace yarn color perfectly). I could also layer with a comfy t-shirt as well.

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by The Verdant Gryphon
Lace / 2 ply
750 yards / 113 grams
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by The Verdant Gryphon
Worsted / 10 ply
60% Wool, 20% Silk, 20% Camel
200 yards / 113 grams
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  • Project created: October 9, 2013
  • Updated: October 9, 2013