Tuesday, January 7, 2014
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.
Posted by Trinity at 7:00 AM