Saturday, March 12, 2011
Can't believe it took me most of winter to finish this, but now it's finally done. You can tell I didn't swatch because even though I made the smallest size it turned out a bit large, but it's just so warm and cozy I'll probably be wearing it as an outdoor cardi on top of other clothes anyway, so some positive ease is not a bad thing. I used every little bit of the 16 skeins I had bought, and in fact ran out of yarn for the last sleeve, so it's shorter by one row (not very noticeable, I'm hoping). I'm very happy with the yarn, it's a bit itchy when being knitted, but after being washed and blocked it turned out much softer.
The pattern is gorgeous, and I loved it at first sight. Also, the construction of the pockets and sleeve set-in is quite clever, so I learned a few interesting techniques while knitting this.
Pattern: Kerrera, by Gudrun Johnston
Yarn: DROPS Alaska, color 52 (16 skeins)
Needles: 5.0/5.5 mm