Twist and Shout.
Spring sweater might sound like an oxymoron to people in some parts of the world; here a spring day typically contains weather elements from each of the four seasons. Truly, the saying, "If you don't like the weather, wait fifteen minutes" gets thrown around ad nauseam from March until June while mother nature sorts herself out. It's crucial for a person to have all forms of apparel readily available at all times.
This particular sweater is Jean from issue 14 of Pom Pom Quarterly, knit using Lil Weasel house brand yarn that I purchased during our trip to Paris last fall. (worn here with my latest pair of Birkin Flares). The jewel toned yarns in PPQ14 are what initially caught my eye when they were released. I bought this yarn specifically with Jean in mind, and I knew I wanted a bright color. It's warm enough to really classify as jewel toned...The shade is softer and fairly aquamarine hued. Perfect for spring.
I knit size 1 of this pattern and find that it fits great but is just slightly bigger than I'd prefer at the bottom band. This, I'm sure can be attributed to the garter stitch, which, isn't the best stitch for the job, IMO. It does tie the cuffs and the cowl together nicely. If I were to do this again, I'd likely keep the garter and just knit fewer rows for a snugger fit.
4/28/2016 11:47:11 am
It's so pretty! I've never seen garter stitch not curling up when used as band. Is it bound off specially?
Hello! I'm so glad to hear from you and to hear that you're a convert to sock knitting!
4/29/2016 08:21:46 am
Oh that makes sense, thanks!
4/28/2016 04:03:51 pm
That is a lovely sweater. I'm in a knitting funk right now. I have two sweaters going (one for Little Man, one for me), a scarf that I just started a couple weeks ago, and a spinning project...oh, and I literally started a colorwork hat today. I have no socks going, which is very unlike me (I usually have 2-4 pairs going at a time)....::sigh::
4/29/2016 07:05:02 am
The sweater is gorgeous, both the pattern and the colour! I totally understand the need for a spring sweater. I finished knitting a spring sweater for myself last month and I am loving it.
4/29/2016 11:11:24 am
The color is so beautiful on you! I love how this turned out :) Can't wait to see what you are going to knit up next!
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