I am in my happy place, let me tell you ladies. This beautiful sweater, which has already had two blog post (here and here), more than deserves this third post, where I can rave about her gorgeousness and show off her beautiful stitches. Cause damn there were a lot, a lot, of stitches. DK weight wool is no easy mistress in my size, let me tell you! A dozen meters shy of five freaking full skeins of malabrigo. Uh-huh.
TADA!!! Check out that beautiful lace panel. The drape of that fine fabric
The barely noticeable colour variations in the random skeins I managed to hunt down!
To think the random decision to turn one lonely skein of mistake wool (I bought sock yarn, got send the arroyo by mistake but decided to keep it)
To this (where, ok, I admit, it did sit for months, and months and…ok…months)
To the beautiful finished sweater is a labour of love.
So. I know what you knitters want…the dirty details!
Wool: malabrigo arroyo in the azules colour way
Needles: 4mm for everything but the button bands, which were 3.25mm
I alternated between two skeins for the stockinette body (armpits down) but did not for the sleeves.
Mods: arms are an inch shorter. Body is an inch longer, and there are 10 extra stitches in both armpits/arms. No buttons on button band. I don’t close my sweaters.
If there was one thing I could change (because let’s face it, nothing is perfect even with hundreds of hours of time put it…or maybe because of them) I would make the neck yoke smaller by doing more decrease rows before the ribbing. It’s too wide and loose for my liking. That’s it!
The design is flawless, pattern was wonderful and the construction was fabulous!
Now don’t mind me if I sleep in it for the next year, lol!