Honestly, peeps! What an PRETTY sweater for such an EASY pattern! I vote y'all should go out and knit one up now ;) I did, however, put my right hand through some rough times, as I was trying to rush finish this sweater, what with all the knitting I have on the docket. I really should take another knitting break, but I want to finish my Whispering Pines...and then the Cabernet cowl and hat set I have planned for Camden...and an Anders for Tiberius. The list, as usual, goes on.
I had purchased this blue yarn LAST year in order to match these pants. (Don't ask me while I failed to get photos THIS time with those very same pants, aha!) It is the insanely gorgeous Colour Adventures Dia Worsted in the Glacier colorway. In the size 6, I used just BARELY over two skeins. If I'd done short sleeves, I totally wouldn't have needed the third skein; as it is, I only cracked that sucker open when I was basically at the ribbing of the second sleeve, LOL. And, as always, I likely lengthened the sweater. I am in love with it. If you can't tell, aha! Naturally, also, I'm in love with Elena's colorways; Glacier is no exception. I'd realized my yarn stash was lacking in blue, and I'm glad I went with this!
My ONE mistake is in NOT lengthening the shoulder/yoke/whatever it's called....as I'd sized up because of the yarn I used and the gauge I was at - so, I should have lengthened the top, as it cuts pretty closely into Camden's poor armpit. Ugh - another 4 rows would have been nice.
Well...and I lie. I wish I'd used size 4 needles on the sleeve ribbing. I did do that on the hem ribbing, for which I'm glad. I had used size 6 needles for the main body and sleeves, and I always think it's a good idea to go down two sizes for ribbing.
Anyway, I have decent lighting in the pictures, even if there aren't great shots, and I tried to pair the sweater with three different bottoms - it is quite versatile, which is awesome!
Lastly, these are two recent pictures of the little guy!
|The little guy eats everything...|
|On a hike up at Todd Lake|