my lunch (plus coffee, always coffee!) – reminds me of the yarn (I’m still not sure of the true colour, pink or deep red?)
Pattern: Turbulence U-Neck Pullover Knitting Nature by Norah Gaughan
Yarn: Debblie Bliss cashmerino dk
Needles: Addi turbos 3.5 mm & 4 mm
Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches
This pullover was a straightforward knit – make a front, back, two sleeves, submerge block and then sew, sew, sew. The front piece with the gorgeous cable was the most interesting part of the project, but it went by too quickly. I stuck to the pattern, but if I had to knit it again, I’d consider knitting it in the round and adding waist shaping. It’s big on me and very square/boxy – my own fault, I should have taken the time and adjusted the pattern knowing that the measurements given for the petite size were going to be too big.
The turbulence cable chart is missing row 36 – no big deal, just follow the established pattern – then the next row will be a knit row and you decrease 4 sts between the markers evenly.
I’m not completely satisfied with the finishing job I did on this sweater. I spent days blocking, carefully pinning the pieces together, sewing them up, picking up stitches. I held up the sweater and knew immediately that I needed to work on assembling a sweater. Maybe pressing the seams would help, but I think it would just emphasize my sloppy sew up job. More practice? (This is my second sweater with set in sleeves and lots of seams.) Bottom line: I want my projects to look hand-knit, not homemade. It’s all in the details and finishing, no?