I was lucky having the chance to testknit this great sweater for Maarzi.
I made a few changes to make it more like me, like a bit of color and no cables at the sides.
This project is RAVELLED here with additional information.
I am very pleased about the result and my daughter is totally happy with it! I think it really looks great on her.
Recently I did a lot of very colorful projects – so much fun – but this time I felt I wanted/needed something more solid.
I still couldn’t help to add a bit of color though on the neck and sleeve borders.
I underestimated the work on this one because I used sock yarn, as in the description, and a needle size 3 mm (US 2.5), also as in the description.
My gauge was 28 stitches x 41 rows and so you’ll understand how slowly this one grew.
To be honest, it was a bit of a boring project to me. Stockinette stitch? I think I got it now:):) But as I said, I’m really happy with the result!
Again I had a surprise with the online ordering of a colorway called “Gothic”.
I expected to get a very dark grey and I got purple.
In retrospect, when I go back to the website I can see the purple shine now, but I can still see how one can think it’s dark grey.
And admittedly, the name doesn’t really help neither, it can perfectly go both ways.
But I don’t think those small risks from online ordering will stop me now!
The yarn is from Northbound Knitting. It’s very soft and it must be really ideal for socks (not for sweaters!). One skein still had a lot of white spots, as you can see in the lower part of the body. It’s a perfect example of how useful it can be to alternate two skeins…
Northbound Knitting – Superwash Merino Fingering
Nld size 3 mm (US 2.5)