Snappy name, no? Heh.
Pattern: my own
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, col. 269, 9 skeins (more like 8.5)
Needles: Denise 6.5 mm
This was a quick, easy knit! I’ve wanted to make something like this for a long time – it’s just a rectangle with sleeves attached. Kate’s got an accurate sketch of the idea here! My version has seed stitch borders and knit-in seamless sleeves.
I started knitting on much smaller needles, maybe 4.5? Then I realized that a) it would require way more yarn than I was willing to buy and b) it wasn’t drapey enough. So I went up a couple needle sizes, downsized the numbers and it worked out great. For the sleeves, I knit in waste yarn and later picked it out and used the live stitches for the sleeves.
A bunch of people tried it on at knit night Wednesday – lots of love for the natural-colour noro! I love this sweater and have worn it a few times already. I wear it closed with a shawl pin most of the time. I was on my way out the door in these photos – I know it’s nice to see how knit projects do in their actual environment! I was wearing a plain long-sleeved tee from Reitmans, a cool grey skirt, and knee high boots with legwarmers tucked in. I’m not usually so style-y.
And yes, I’ll be writing up the pattern – sit tight! This one’s a pretty easy one to write up, but I do have to think a bit about sizing and, well, I don’t have a lot of time right now! Hence the rather long delays between postings (for me, anyway).