We finally had some sunny weather for a photo shoot. Yippee! I was able to talk the Pontiff into a short trip over to the City & County building for a change of scenery.
This is NaKniSweMoDo finished sweater #5.
Can you tell I love this sweater?
The fit is great, and the yarn softened into the most wonderful fabric. It’s cozy without being too hot.
With washing, the fabric gets much more drape. I didn’t really have very much growth, so it was pretty true to the swatch. I was careful not to let it stretch out when laying it out to dry – I just patted it into shape.
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Pattern: Baby Cables and Big Ones Too, by Suvi S. This is a very well-written pattern, and I definitely recommend it. It has a good schematic, charts for the cables, and is very clear. My project page is here.
Yarn: Jo Sharp Silkroad Tweed DK, Color: Festival, 8 balls
Size: My gauge with this yarn was a bit looser than what was specified for the pattern, so I knitted the smallest size (32 3/4″), and the finished sweater came out at 35.5″.
Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm), and US 3 (3.25 mm) for the garter stitch at the hem only.
Modifications: Instead of picking up 8 stitches under each arm, I only picked up 4. Then after a couple of sleeve decreases, I skipped two decreases so that I ended up with the same number of stitches for the sleeves. (Well, technically I did pick up 8 stitches, then immediately decreased those to 4 on the next round.) This resulted in a slightly more fitted upper sleeve. I probably wouldn’t do that if I knit it again, but I might do one or two fewer raglan increases (but keep the yoke at the same length).