Oh wait…I do have a finished sweater! Okay, so the photo kinda blows. But I didn’t want to take another – who knows when there’ll be more daylight?
Pattern: Oh, you know the one…the one everyone’s been making! Drops Jacket 103-1, in the aran weight pattern with long sleeves.
Yarn: Fleece Artist Aran Alpaca, from an Imogen kit
Needles: 5 mm?
So. The knitting was really fast, but, you know, gift stuff got in the way. I’m actually pleasantly surprised at how this turned out – it’s really easy to wear, flattering, and warm (yay alpaca). I love the colours, too – sort of a plummy-purple-brown mix.
No buttons yet (see a theme around here?) but of course, I’m a fan of the sweater stick, so no big hurry. I think I would like to put some buttons on for the security when it’s closed, but I also like being able to adjust the overlap when I wear it.
Collar doesn’t really stand up like in the photo, but that’s okay – I think it might be a bit chokey for me (and maybe itchy).
I love this sweater!