pattern: turbulence u-neck pullover, knitting nature
yarn: laines du nord cashsilk, cranberry (12), 20 balls
needles: 4mm and 3.5mm circs
date started: 07.20.08
date finished: 11.14.08
I’m not sure why I only mentioned this sweater once before on this blog, but it was most likely because it was really quick to knit until it just sat there for months waiting to be seamed. I was so mad at myself for letting this one linger; when I tried it on after seaming I immediately fell in love and didn’t take it off.
this pattern is pretty straight forward as is, leaving some room for mods. I used a tubular cast on for the hems, lengthened the body a couple of inches, and, the best mod, used short row bust shaping. the sweater in the book is short and boxy so these mods were key. I think my version has somewhere between 0-1″ of ease around the bust, so even without waist shaping I don’t feel like it’s overly boxy.
the yarn? gorgeous, though hard to photograph. even though this is a similar blend to silkroad ultra, cashsilk hasn’t pilled horribly yet. the sweater pieces have been thrown in my book bag, moved around the apartment, and pretty much manhandled. all I can see is a nice, clean halo forming, most likely from the cashmere. I’m going to chalk this up partially to luck and to the different plying.
this “finishing” thing is great, I have a new sweater to wear for thanksgiving dinner.