This sweater was my last FO of 2012, and I knit it in about a week and a half. It was fast to knit because the construction meant that it was a pretty mindless knit so it was easy to drag around to all sorts of fun holiday things. But speed wasn’t something I had in mind when I came up with this sweater. There were three big things I had in mind while planning it. First, I another pullover. I wear Chuck all the time. Second, I wanted to use the yarn in my stash from my frogged project. That’s where the colorwork placement came in. And third, I wanted to try out a new seamless set in sleeve method.


I borrowed the neckline shaping from Chuck, and I sort of used the armhole shaping, but instead of using short rows for my sleeves, I worked them at the same time as the body. I understood the concept behind simultaneous set in sleeves, but I had never tried them before, and it was fun to give them a try. I have mixed feelings about them, but I think I’ll give them their own post some time next week.


This isn’t my favorite sweater I’ve ever knit, but I think it’ll get worn quite a bit. I keep finding more and more things in my wardrobe that it goes with, and I think this sweater will end up being a good winter basic.


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