Cross-country knitting and a finished pullover in only fifteen days!
Pattern: Rebecca 33, pattern #26
Yarn: Kraemer Tatamy Tweed in “Forrest”
Needles: Size US 8 and 9
Started 3/11 – Finished 3/26
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