This is, as you probably guessed, not a sweater. It is a fake polo. A tubed scarf, a snood with a bib.
It does the job of a scarf, while looking like a sweater, having no flying ends in the wind, and, best of all, it makes sure no cold air gets to the part between the scarf and your low-cut top. I actually knit it for wearing with my corduroy jacket which I wear year-round and which closes right under the bust, although my new illusion is shown here with a jacket that zips all the way up.
Knit in Manos Silk Blend, one skein of the colour called "Scorpio", in a lace pattern which flares out at the shoulders. The cast-off edge is bound off with an I-cord, the cast on edge is the one you see. It scallops beautifully thanks to the lace pattern.
This hat is knit in Drops Alpaca in a blended turquoise and dark blue which I love. The pattern is modified from one made for a thinner alpaca yarn from Du Store Alpakka, or at least that is where I started, but after unravelling the entire thing a few times I simply winged it. Beads from panduro. The hat took less than one ball to knit (maybe 3/4).
I bought two balls of Drops Alpaca in the blended blue when at Åland on a business trip last october. I was ill, worn out and overtired, and my colleagues were rubbing me the wrong way, so I escaped for twenty minutes of touching and admiring soft fibers in a yarn shop I found in the mall. Two balls came with me home.
I guess that makes this into the escapee-hat?
And, in case you wonder: Yes, it was warm to get these photos taken in the summer ;)