Pattern: The Somewhat Cowl by Wendy Bernard
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca & Silk in Plum from kpixie.com
Needles: addi turbo circulars and bamboo dpns in sizes 3.5mm and 3.75mm
Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches
Modifications: None, really. I knit the second smallest size using the revised pattern with waist shaping. My cowl ribbing is a bit shorter than specified in the pattern.
Blocking: I didn’t block the sweater.
Sweater high. Knitting a sweater top down. Love it! I think this is something I’d find at Barneys. (Sweater high.) It’s stylish and shapely with a somewhat cowl. Back to knitting top down, did I mention how much I love it? I’d be interested in your thoughts on knitting sweaters this way – pros, cons, other good patterns. Did you see the gorgeous Something Red knit by Siow Chin? Also lots of good references on top down knitting there. Maybe Something Red or this pattern in a long sleeve version…maybe in cashmere?