Another adorable sweater for my cute mom...
it was her birthday a few weeks back, hence this Bellavista sweater and the Toaster Sweater from last week.
This is the Itch to Stitch Bellavista, a swingy hem paneled top with a cowl or scoop neck. You might remember I made myself a french terry version of this pattern earlier in the year, and I have loved it! I thought my mom might also like the silhouette.
For my mom, I opted for a size 6 with the long sleeves, which we are pretty happy with. Due to fabric constraints, I ended up shortening the depth of the cowl by a 2", which I think worked out for my mom's proportions anyway.
Of all the cowls I've made, the Bellavista is my favorite. Kennis has taken the time to shape the cowl so smartly so that it's larger in the front and hangs just how you would like it to. Very clever!
The fabric is a sweater knit we picked up in a random shop in Boston a couple years ago... I don't think it exists anymore, but it was a strange place with an assortment of fabric that they would only cut into certain lengths according to a formula we didn't quite understand.
This sweater knit was a remnant, and a cousin to this purple sweater knit (purchased at the same time) that I used for a Tallinn sweater for my sister. A bit sticky to work with (as in it sticks to itself), but otherwise easy to sew.
It looks great on her! The color is fabulous and the style works! Two thumbs up.