KNITTING| Sweater No. 18

I am slowly making my way through my wishlist in terms of patterns to knit next. If you recall from my last post, I shared a few designs I wanted to add to my wardrobe. Although it is mid summer and the temperatures are high, I have been itching to cast on a warm project for fall/winter 2023. 


I am currently working on the Sweater No. 18 by My Favorite Things Knitwear in Medium. The sweater was designed to have an oversize fit, which means it will be a very roomy and comfortable piece to wear during the colder seasons. The sweater is knit top-down using a very interesting construction, which I first encountered in Petite Knit's patterns. The patterns is a repetition of knits and purls, which create the beautiful pattern.


The designer recommends the following yarn combination for this project:

500 (500) 600 (600) 600 (700) gr. Håndværksgarn, Hjelholt, 100 gr. / 200 m. 

 held together with… 

 125 (125) 125 (150) 150 (150) gr. Soft Silk Mohair, Knitting for Olive, 25 gr. / 225 m. 

The above referenced Håndværksgarn, Hjelholt yarn is a 50% Wool 50% Falkland yarn (aran weight) to be combined with a silk mohair yarn. I decided to use yarn from my stash, and used instead a combination of the Willow & Lark Poetry yarn in Rose color (#615), which I had previously used to knit my friend Tony's sweater, and Alize Kid Royal Mohair in Pink (#143). This combination guarantees that the sweater will be soft and really warm.


The pattern calls for 5mm (US 8) and 4mm (US 7) needle sizes. I am sticking to this recommendation.


I am making a good progress on the sweater. However, when I started the project, and based on the pattern's recommended yardage, I thought I would have enough yarn to finish this project. As I am writing this, I am not sure I will have enough. *sigh* I have enough to make this sweater into a vest though, so depending on how this goes, I may actually end up with a vest. I could of course order more yarn, but for one, I will be moving in less than a month now and do not want to wait that long to finish this project; and two, I am trying to only knit from my stash. I will keep you posted on the end result, of course.

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