Friends, can you believe it? Five days, five posts, two weeks in a row. Not my typical modus operandi, but I could get used to this.
As I mentioned yesterday, this sweater isn't on my holiday knit list, but it does fulfill one tier of the resolution I made at the beginning of the year- a goal I'm not quite sure I lived up to. Prior to 2013, I'll sit down and take tally of my project count for 2012. If my Ravelry page is up-to-date, I haven't completed an adult sized sweater since MAY! Not cool. Not cool at all!
This sweater was a relatively quick knit. I've become so accustomed to knitting sweaters with sock yarn, I'd forgotten how quickly a worsted weight sweater materializes. The pattern is February Fitted Pullover by Amy Herzog, whose work is, in a word, marvelous. I really love the all over lace and the scoop-neck designed into this sweater. I'm not generally a huge fan of worsted sweaters, because I think they tend to look overly bulky on me, but the open pattern definitely helps side-step that issue. At least, that's what I'm telling myself.
Two additional elements of this pattern I particularly like are the waist decrease and the construction. The waist decrease flows seamlessly into the lace pattern. It's a really well executed transition.
The construction is a harmonious marriage between knitting in the round and knitting flat. The knitter starts in the round from the bottom up, then switches to flat knitting at the under arm for the front and back. The sleeves are knit flat and set-in, which should keep them nice and stable and minimize the amount of stretch they endure over time.
Pattern: February Fitted Pullover by Amy Herzog
Yarn: Rowan Silk Tweed
Needles: US sz.7
I have a good amount of worsted yarn in the stash, so I might make this one again... I like it that much.
Have a wonderful and productive weekend! I'll see you Monday!
12/13/2012 10:06:05 pm
It looks wonderful! A very nice knit to wear for dressier occasions.
12/14/2012 12:29:38 am
Be proud on yourself girl, the sweater is GOR-GE-OUS and it suites you great!
12/14/2012 01:24:57 am
It looks lovely, not bulky at all, but very feminine and cozy!
12/14/2012 09:06:14 am
I love this version of the February sweater. Great job - you and the tree both look beautiful!
12/16/2012 09:51:00 pm
That is GORGEOUS. I love love love Amy Herzog's designs. It looks beautiful on you and I think the lacy pattern definitely offsets the potential hazards of a worsted weight sweater on a small lady (something I'm always concerned about myself).
12/17/2012 01:59:47 am
I love the stitch pattern that's used. I used it to make a baby blanket earlier this year. It's so easily memorized! Plus, it looks really difficult and it's not. It looks lovely on you!
Leave a Reply.