Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Eco Wool Sweetheart Pullover

Before the calendar switched over, I got a little fire in me to finish up some lingering projects.  Like the Sweetheart Pullover, which I started in January 2013.  Its done!

When I saw the pattern in the Fall 2012 Interweave magazine, I was pretty confident this would be a good way to use up some Eco Wool I have had in my stash for a long time.   And, I think it worked out well for the pattern.  The folded picot edges were one of the details that attracted me to the pattern.

The shaping in the pattern yields a weird little pointy area on the sides at the bottom edge, but I am ok with that.

The one thing about this sweater that I am having a hard time accepting is the bulk of fabric at the underarm area.  Eco Wool is a bulky yarn and this pattern is very fitted, included in the armpit.  It feels like my armpit has a snuggie when I wear it and it is a bit bothersome.  I am not sure if I will get used to it or if that will be an aspect that keeps me from wearing this sweater.

I realized in completing this project, that I have been knitting a lot of seamless sweaters.  This was a pieced sweater and I can really tell the difference in terms of structure.  This feels like a sweater than can take a good amount of wear and tear and still hold its shape well.  Hmm, I may have to keep that in mind when weighing the pros and cons of seamless vs pieced sweaters in the future.  I will say, my seaming skills got a little better with this project, but I don't find seaming to be very fun.

This was a rather quick knit that took a year for me to make because I set it down for long spans of time.  I wanted to comment on how I felt about knitting the cables, but truth my told, that was the first part I knit and I don't even remember knitting it!

I imagine if I can get over the armpit oddness and get used to the feel of a fitted bulky sweater, this will be a warm sweater.

Thank to Paul for all of the pictures in this post.


  1. I really like the cables in this sweater!! Beautiful!

  2. Such a pretty sweater, love the neckline and cabling, great job!

  3. You did a great job with the shaping it to fit you well, aside from the armpits. It is a darling piece.


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