25 April 2012

larch

larch sweater

larch sweater

larch sweater

i doubt any of you have been reading long enough to remember a horrible sweater that i knitted circa 2007 (don't worry, it is not worth remembering and i therefore will not link to the very old blog posts about it). it was a long-sleeved wrap sweater and the pattern was near-impossible for me (and even my mom, who's been knitting for decades) to decipher. i wrangled my way through it but pretty much as soon as it was finished, i threw it in a bag and ignored it for years. recently, i'd started thinking that it was time to rip out the sweater and find another use for the beautiful yarn i used.  that other use turned out toe be the beautiful larch cardigan. as soon as i saw the pattern on ravelry, i knew i wanted to make it and that this frog tree sport weight alpaca would be perfect. off i went.

i don't have too much to say about the pattern- it was extremely well written and easy to follow (though, definitely not a beginner's pattern). my only screw up and word of wisdom if you're going to knit this pattern is to pay attention when you are picking up the stitches around the neck and make sure that you are picking up stitches evenly on both sides of the neck. because it's a pain in the ass to have to un-knit that 1x1 twisted rib. otherwise, i love it. i brought it along on my trip to new york and pretty much wore it about 70% of the trip. now that it seems like we're having real spring (instead of the freak early summer weather we had last month) it's the perfect everyday sweater.

details on ravelry, here.

3 comments:

  1. fantastic! this is up next on my list.

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  2. I know I already commented on flickr, but I *love* this sweater!

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