Wednesday, 13 March 2013
A couple of years ago I bought some laceweight yarn on cones, including the cream wool and undyed alpaca used in this sweater. I decided I wanted to knit a lightweight sweater using this yarn and took an existing though different pattern as a basis. This was a mistake. Knitting a large, loose sweater on No 13 needles should get you sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
The only thing that made this bearable was the striping, which introduced some variety and something to aim for when knitting this - try to get one stripe finished in an evening, though I actually never did!
The bottom edge is in moss stitch, at the time I thought this was not deep enough as it started curling after knitting. I was right about this, blocking it took a lot of pins to get it to lie flat, and even then I wasn't wholly successful.
Still, I do like it and it will do nicely as an "all-seasons" sweater.