Sweatrrr sleave

The Sleeve

I have been avoiding sweaters for all the obvious reasons.

They usually don’t fit. And this is obvious only after HOURS of knitting and sewing and blocking and fretting.

But this one fits.

And I love it.

Well, mostly I love the sleeve for it is so blisteringly brilliant. Or at any rate a rather nifty solution to the expected and confirmed yarn shortage.

The rest of the sweater is not too shabby either… including sort-of-intarsia squares.

Knitting was done in the round & top-down, using the brilliant but heavily modified yet still brilliant Tailored Sweater Method by Tuulia Salmela.

Now I shall get busy with writing a pattern and then recruit some speedy, brillliant test knitters.

That’s enough brilliance for one sitting. Back to knitting.

sweater front

sweatrrr back

Some facts…

Yarn: Hannah by Posh Yarn (fingering/sock yarn: 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 366m/400yds/100g) + scraps of contrast yarn (Wollmeise and Posh Yarn Elinor)

Yardage: 1100m/1200 yds (3 skeins)

Needles: 3.5mm & 3mm (US 4 & 3)  circular needles

Construction: top-down, seamless

Knitted in about 10 days