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.