A simple Bimaa Sweater (cowl neck option) by Lou Bee Clothing. Seems like the perfect top for negative wind chill at the bus stop. Amy makes the Bimaa cowl look like the coziest top in all the land (here, here, and here). Since winter is really picking up in our corner of the world, I thought I'd give cozy a try. This is not my first Bimaa Sweater. We've given it the once over before, so I'll just give you the highlights.
The main fabric is cranberry sweater knit from Joann. The light pink is jersey knit (long gone) from Girl Charlee (Gah! I can't even copy the link to that place without filling my shopping cart with knit lovelies). I bought the sweater knit to make thumbhole sleeves for raglan t-shirts and found myself a skosh short when I got to cutting out a whole sweater. This lead to a serious mental puzzle of how to piece the neck with cranberry scraps, which lead to no reasonable answer, which lead to a ransacking of the ol' knit stash for pieces of anything that might work cause I'll be gosh darned if I'm leaving the house on a chilly day for a ten inch square of knit fabric.
I scrapped together a few more pieces of the Mini Hudson accent fabric, with the happy accident of my patch lining up with the shoulder seam. Totally unintentional. A bit more matchy, matchy than I'd like. A happy accident just the same, and the look is growing on me.