Pattern:Green Gable by Zephyrstyle
Yarn: Knitpicks Comfy in Pomegranate, 4.5 skeins
Needles: US 5 and 4
Notes: What is there to say about this pattern? The sweater is lovely and flattering on so many different people. Be aware that the sizes as written have a lot of negative ease built in, and size up accordingly. I am pleased with how it looks on me, even if the picture does showcase my giant man hands (seriously, I have to buy men’s gloves.) It’s knit in worsted weight, so of course it’s not going to be as flattering as a fine gauge sweater, but it was quick! I made a few minor mods. I cast on for the size S (32-34) but discovered that as I knit on my gauge loosened up (this always happens when I knit stockinette in the round – I think i just get so bored!) To compensate I added a ton of waist shaping – twice the amount called for in the pattern. My final measurements are: Bust 30, Waist 26, Hips 29. Lots of negative ease, but not too much. I also think this sweater might be nice with 0″ of ease. I added 1.5″ of length to the body, and did the lower ribbing in 2×2 rib. Honestly it’s still a little short, but as I like the way it looks over a tank I think I’m pretty happy with the outcome. After I finished I felt that the neckline was too loose, so I added a row of single crochet with an F hook all the way around. It looks so much neater now that I would recommend planning on this addition.
Final thoughts on the yarn… it’s very nice overall. It’s a tad slippery, so keeping even tension can be a little problem, but the stitches tighten up nicely with blocking. It’s also a little fuzzy, so I will keep an eye on how well it wears. I think it’s an excellent value – this sweater cost less than $20 to make!