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Fifteen Day Forrest Pulli
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Fifteen Day Forrest Pulli

Cross-country knitting and a finished pullover in only fifteen days!

Fifteen-Day Forrest Pulli

Fifteen-Day Forrest Pulli

Forrest Pulli

Pattern: Rebecca 33, pattern #26
Yarn: Kraemer Tatamy Tweed in “Forrest”
Needles: Size US 8 and 9
Started 3/11 – Finished 3/26

[All Forrest Pulli photos here]

The simple v-neck caught my eye in the Rebecca 33 magazine earlier this year.  I thought it would be a nice casual pullover that would pair with all sorts of clothes.  The lines and shape, as well as the tweedy yarn, ensures that this sweater will be a classic wardrobe piece for years to come.

I made small modifications to the pattern:

  • Made a small gauge change – I didn’t really do any math to change it up, but tried it on as I went along.
  • Knit in the round up to the armholes and then separated knitting back and forth for the bodice and v-neck.
  • I shortened the sleeves to three-quarters

My first big project completed for the first month of Project Spectrum – I love the green with all of the color flecks.  It seems fitting for Project Spectrum in that way.

The Tatamy Tweed is an interesting yarn – I like the fact that there is a cotton blend tweed for warmer weather.  The yarn has a pretty significant acrylic content (I don’t have the label, but I think it was 60/40 acrylic and cotton).  Because of the content, it has a little unexpected shine to it, but not in a squeaky way… I hope that the acrylic content does not make this garment too hot and less “breathable” on warmer days.  It was relatively pleasant to work with, although the ply can easily become untwisted when seaming.  I have some leftovers which will be good for small accessories.

…and I am ahead of schedule for the Ravelry National Knit a Sweater a Month Dodecathlon (NaKniSweMoDo) – this is my fifth complete garment this year!  I have one that I haven’t shown you yet… but I have to wait till Easter weekend to give it to my sister, the recipient :)

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75 Responses

  1. lucy

    that is a quick and lovely knit Lolly. Green is your colour too.

  2. Margarita

    Lolly, I love your looks on that picture. The sweater is beautiful. Congrats!

  3. Rachel

    How beautiful you are in that top photo! That color is great…nice job and congratulations on another finished garment!

  4. Michelle

    I love the color, it looks great on you! The sweater is beautiful!

  5. J

    very nice. i love the colour and the simplicity of the design.
    can i ask about your necklace — it is lovely. online?

  6. Nicole

    You look so pretty in it! I can’t believe you’re giving it away. Lucky sis.

  7. lolly

    Nicole: this one is definitely staying with me :) I knit something else for my sister!

  8. Wendolene

    Great pullover! I liked that pattern when I saw it in the magazine (anything green grabs me), and it looks good in real life, too ; )

  9. Vera

    Lovely work.

  10. martha in california

    Lolly, you look so beautiful with your hair up. The sweater looks lovely too.

  11. skeinsherway

    Very lovely, simple elegance can be so rewarding.

  12. Erica

    I love the color! Looks like a nice, comfortable sweater. Looks great on you!

  13. Heather

    Such a lovely green on you!

  14. gleek

    such a gorgeous pullover! and you look so good! i’m happy to see you happy and healthy :)

  15. lekkercraft

    Looks like the perfect sweater to me!

  16. Lin

    What a lovely sweater Lolly. The green is jewel like.

  17. keohinani

    man, lolly, you are looking SHARP :)
    love your knitting, too!
    keep up the great work!!!

  18. Bonnie

    Gorgeous sweater! the color is fantastic on you. And congratulations on the quick turnaround!

  19. Spritely Stephanie

    Lolly, that is truely beautiful, and you look fantastic wearing it!

  20. Kara

    Too darling. And you look gorgeous wearing it!

  21. Phoe

    Fantastic sweater! Both color and sweater suit you wonderfully.

  22. juligirl

    Gorgeous! Love the colors. And you’re looking good in it!

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