Posted on | February 17, 2014 | 2 Comments
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.
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!