Wednesday, March 4, 2020

breathing space sweater

Usually, I start my knitting projects by sifting through patterns and then hunting down the perfect yarn for my project. So, it’s a fun challenge when I am gifted a beautiful skein of yarn and have to find a pattern to showcase it!

The speckled yarn I used for this project is Lolodidit Loriginal sock from the Harry Potter-inspired collection in the colorway “Florean Fortescue,” which I got for Christmas last year from Kathy. I could have made socks, but I really wanted to show off these beautiful teals, greens, and little purple speckles! I paired it with Frabjous Fibers Cheshire Cat yarn in the colorway Too Much Pepper, which is a slightly variegated dark gray. My row gauge was off, so I knit extra stripes before splitting the body and arms. I used German short rows instead of wrap & turn, which worked nicely in both the yolk and body.

I love the fit of this sweater. It has “breathing space” without being baggy. The diagonal stripes and asymmetric hem are juuust hiding my baby bump in this photo that was taken back in January. I’m quite a bit bigger now! I finished knitting this in September, and I’ve had a few chances to wear it before my belly outgrew it! Looking forward to putting it on next winter!

Project details on my Ravelry page.

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