Sorry for the shitty picture. Y’all know I usually do better – maybe it’s time to give up the old camera since it seems to be crapping out on my lately…
Pattern: from “Knitting Nature” by Norah Gaughan
Yarn: 8 skeins Manos del Uruguay in colour 64
Needles: Denise US 6 for the pentagons, US 7 for the sleeves and ribbing
Hmmm…I don’t think I really made many. I didn’t pick up as many stitches as it said for the bottom ribbing, and did that in the round (so no buttons). The collar’s shorter but that’s because I ran out of yarn! I only sewed on two buttons for the collar.
Other than that, I think I actually pretty much just followed the instructions. It was a very satisfying knit, and a great sweater to wear! I think knitting the Manos really tightly will help with the pilling issue. I was worried I wouldn’t get to wear it, but I’ve already gotten a couple wears out of it! Very cozy.
It doesn’t really flatten because of the 3D nature of the bubble – but you get the idea. Actual colour is somewhere inbetween these two photos.
I seem to be in a blue phase, because I’ve got
three four more blue projects on the needles!