Tuesday, March 25, 2008
the gathered (short) pullover
Here it is, my short sleeved version of the Gathered Pullover.
Lately it seems I've been shortening most of my projects' sleeves, and actually preferring them that way. I like dressing in layers, so this suits me just fine.
The yarn I'm not so happy about. It's an acrylic blend (aaack ! acrylic ? really ? I can hear you all screaming out there .. I guess I'm not a yarn snob after all) which will be perfect for warmer weather. It's not the final result I'm not happy about - it's baby yarn so actually very soft and I can use it close to the skin, plus I can machine wash it - but knitting with it was just not so nice. To compensate I've started the scarf using the Manos del Uruguay silk blend yarn, which is heavenly to knit with.
Pattern: Gathered Pullover, by Hana Jason (from Interweave Knits Winter 07)
Yarn: Rosários 4
Needles: 4 mm
Changes I've made: made it longer by 3 inches and added some slight waist shaping (decreased on the sides at 3 and 5'', increased at 8 and 10''); completely omitted the increases and decreases at the bustline; made short sleeves instead of long ones; and had to add a few rows to the sleeve cap or otherwise it would have been too small and wouldn't fit (design error maybe ?)
(to LauraL who asked me for some advice on the Counterpane Pullover, can you please send me an e-mail ? You didn't leave a contact so I can't get back to you)