This sweater took over 14 months. I started it earnestly when I was recovering from a surgery. However, due to a variety of health and personal issues, it was a long slog to finish it. By the end of it, I really didn’t really want to pick it up. I also became slightly frustrated and disappointed in the pattern. I think the arm circumference numbers are too small for the sizes. It just fits my arms since I am more of a Small. I also wish it had short rows or shaping recommendations for the lice stitch. I bought the pattern book in store during the pandemic and was really inspired by it at the time. I will still knit from it but I need a break from sweaters. Hopefully my sweater mojo returns when the weather turns cooler later in the year.
I made this in Medium so I didn’t have to swatch. Stranded colour work gauge is tighter. The yoke was a little puckered in spots but hopefully, not too noticeable. I purposely went for a larger size to compensate. I also read that it did not use the full amount f recommended yarn which I found was in the case for me.
Yarn: Patons North America Classic Wool Worsted ( Worsted 100% Wool 177 meters / 100 grams ) – 3.2 skeins in 1003 Emerald and 2 skeins (maybe 1.5?) in 00202 Aran. Nora Retro (Aran 64% Wool, 24% Silk, 12% Angora 101 meters / 50 grams ) – 0.5 ball
Needles: #8/5mm 40″/100cm circular. #5/3.75mm 40″/100cm circular.
- Bust: 36″ / 92 cm
- Yoke: 7.5″ / 19 cm
- Overall length: 23.5″/61 cm
- Underarm to bottom length: 18.5″ / 47 cm
- Arm Length: 17.5″ / 45cm
Compared to the actual pattern M, mine was closer to SM size in the bust and yoke. I shortened the sleeves. It grew in length after washing which makes it closer to the L or XL size. It’s basically a tunic so I can wear it it with warm leggings at least.
Modifications & Notes:
- CC1/CC2 in Left hand and MC1 in right for two colour stranding.
- Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy BO
- Wish this pattern gave an option to do short rows without messing up the lice st. I did add some ugly misplaced short rows added after collar which I regret but at least I know which is the back now. I still suck at short rows after all these years of knitting.
Cost of Project: #8/5mm circular – can’t remember $17? Yarn about $19 bought over 11 years ago. Pattern book (not ebook) was about $55.
Would I knit it again? No.