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NaKniSweMo Wrap Up
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NaKniSweMo Wrap Up

It is official – another addition to the National Knit a Sweater Month archives – I think this is my 5th one? – of sweaters knit within the month of November. I didn’t challenge myself too much in the technique department, but I did introduce a never-before-attempted form: a cardigan with pockets!  The coziest of sweaters *always* have pockets!

Terra Cardi

Terra Cardi

Terra Cardigan

Terra Cardigan

Terra Cardigan :: reverse stockinette with pockets

Pattern: Rebecca 34 magazine – #13 pattern
Yarn: The Fibre Company Terra in “Nettle” colorway
Needles: Size US 8

As I stated on my Ravlery notebook, all Rebecca patterns need some “hand holding” and this one was no different. The problem with this one was the armholes and the sleeve length. The armholes were very deep in the pattern as written, and I ended up doing some extra seaming to fix this in the end. Also, the sleeves were pretty long to begin with, and got even longer after blocking.  This was my 5th Rebecca pattern, so I always go in knowing that I have to rely on common sense and “knitter’s intuition”.

Since I finished this one the week before Thanksgiving, I have worn it nearly everyday.  It is perfect to pull on as I head to the mail box or out on a dog walk.  I have worked with Terra before (I wrote up that pattern for the Sherbrooke Cowl using it back in 2008) and it is a very nice yarn.  It did stretch a lot in blocking, which worked out because I wanted a longer cardigan.  However, if you are going for a more form-fitting garment, it is worth noting that when you use this yarn.

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14 Responses

  1. Phoe

    Looks great! And you’re right. Pockets are cozy.

  2. yoel

    Wow! Impressive NaKniSweMo output! The pockets are darling.

  3. Josiane

    That yarn produced a gorgeous fabric – the cardigan looks great, and oh-so-cozy! It’s no wonder you’ve been wearing it so much since you’ve finished it!

  4. Rachel R.

    1. Beautiful sweater.
    2. The color looks great on you.
    3. Love your glasses!

  5. pia

    Love it! What a great color, too!

  6. Lauren

    You look great (and so does the sweater) :-) I think I am going to take your photo next time I go to the hairdresser and ask for your bangs. lol

  7. Cassy

    Gorgeous! That color looks wonderful on you.

  8. elkbio

    I’m impressed with how many NaKnitSweMo sweaters you’ve been successful with! This one looks great…I love the colors, the pockets, and the fit! Well done!

  9. Jacey

    It really looks so cozy. I love the color on you, too. It’s such a striking green/blue/yellow.
    I am in awe of your ability to finish a sweater so quickly, and to do it year after year!

  10. idiosyncraticeye

    Ooh, that is sooo lush! I wish I could knit so well. :)

  11. Hilary

    Oh, that’s beautiful!!

  12. Rasaknits

    OK…nice job on the sweater – color is great on you….now down to the important part…where did you get that t-shirt? I’m Lithuanian:)

  13. Seanna Lea

    Beautiful. One of these days I’ll do NaNoSweMo. It’s not like I haven’t finished a sweater in a month before, so there is no reason not to try it again.

  14. Kyle Kunnecke

    loving the reverse stockinette – I’m wondering if with some fidgeting perhaps we could make a sweater like this reversible… hmmm.

    congrats on a beautiful sweater (in a beautiful color!)

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