lightweight pullover

At long last! The lightweight pullover!



This was supposed to be a quick knit, but like many of my projects, it got set aside for other things, so after going gangbusters on it for a few weeks, the last 15% or so dragged out for a while. After not touching the sweater for several weeks, last night I cast off the sleeve, hid the ends, and gave it a soak, which took all of, oh, twenty minutes.



I put it on for a few minutes this morning so Daniel could take a couple of pictures. He did a pretty good job, don't you think? For a five-year-old, I mean. Once we got the pictures, I went right inside to change to a t-shirt. It got up to almost 90 degrees today, and the rest of the week is supposed to be pretty warm! Looks like I won't want to wear this sweater for a while. Too bad, because it fits very nicely, and I do like the color, a dark heathery teal you don't see too often.

Pattern: Lightweight Pullover by the fabulous Hannah Fettig of Knitbot.com
Yarn: Dzined sportweight, a wool/hemp/mohair blend that is among the first yarn I ever stashed. Each skein is about 400 yards, and I had less than 1/3 of a skein leftover.
Mods: I made the body longer, something I've been doing lately on sweaters for myself. Do I have a long torso or something? Or are designer making things shorter? In any case, it wasn't a difficult adjustment to make.

Comments

revknits said…
What a lovely sweater - great job! I think the CYCA standards have short body lengths - if the designers use those, a lot of us, even petites like me, have to lengthen some patterns!ond
Suze said…
Revknits, that's weird about sweater sizes. I wonder why they do that?
Jessi said…
Love it! The color is so nice. I've noticed that with everything, even store bought stuff - the length is way too short and I have to buy stuff in Tall sizes or opt toward the super-long, tunicy thing. Which is my preference anyway, but still...
Anonymous said…
I have definitely noticed lower waistbands on pants. Wonder if that has anything to do with it?

ann
Louise said…
The sweater turned out great. The length looks just right for you.
gay said…
he did a great job and it fits beautifully!

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