Stasis Pullover or My New Favorite Sweater

Posted on | February 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

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I feel so accomplished this weekend! I finally started my Ravellenics project (more on that later) and I finished up my Stasis Pullover. With all of my updates about sewing lately, I hope you didn’t think I forgot about my knitting completely!

I can’t tell you enough how very, very happy I am with this project. It had been in my queue for awhile and when I was down at Loop in Philadelphia for a booksigning last September, I was more than happy to take some of this gorgeous Brooklyn Tweed Loft home with me.

The yarn was slightly delicate, but knit up into such a nice, stable fabric with a beautiful drape and hand. Sometimes when you block a yarn that has a nice drape, it gets away from you a bit when it is wet. Not this yarn. The sweater behaved very well, going right into place like a good little girl.IMG_1250

The knitting was simple, yet engaging. The fairisle pattern was simple to memorize, although I tended to get ahead of myself and miss the last row of a few sections for some reason. Thank goodness for duplicate stitch!

I only made a few minor modifications to the pattern. I changed the bottom rib trim to 2″ instead of 1″ and made the body about 2″ longer. I also made the sleeves about 1 1/2″ longer. I probably would have been fine adding a little less to the sleeve length, but I like cozy sweaters with long sleeves. With these mods, I did end up needing an extra skein of yarn (or at least part of one), thankfully Purl Soho carries it here in NYC and saved the day!

What did you accomplish this weekend? Anything fun?IMG_1266

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  • http://Www.projectstash.blogspot.com Evelyn

    This sweater keeps popping up on my radar and I absolutely love yours!!

  • Chloe

    I just discovered your patterns and your blog (my colleague has knit one of your patterns multiple times.) love!!!

    anyway, on a totally non-yarn related note, you have the most beautiful hair ever! gorgeous.