Tuesday, April 22, 2014
A Stitcher's Wardrobe: Pullover Sweater
This sweater has been 95% done for a couple of weeks or more. Sometimes I stall out at the end for various reasons. In this case the neckline was reworked several times. But sometimes I think I am not ready to let go of a project -- that might also be the case here.
I knit this from the bottom up, joined the sleeves at the base of the yoke, and worked the front, back, sleeve caps and saddles all at once. The math was enchanting. I used standards for sleeve circumference, armhole depth, and shoulder width. As a gal with non-angular proportions (and I know I am not alone in my figure type), I would like to see the effect of this same sweater knit with a narrower yoke and fuller sleeve caps.
The yarn is from my brother-in-law's sheep and a llama or two, spun into a 2-ply at MacAusland's, and dyed in my basement. This clip is especially hairy, like maybe someone's shipment to the wig factory was misplaced. Which makes me love it even more.
The buttons are vintage, and I am smitten with their largeness and proximity. In my next iteration I will move the buttons alongside the placket and make loops instead of buttonholes. I will also steepen the angle of the neckline where it meets the saddle.
The shaping is located almost under the arms, like a cereal box.
In other news, Project Two-Houses-into-One is progressing beautifully. I am sitting in a newly painted lovely knitter's nest. The sorting, culling, and improvements throughout our home are distracting and liberating.