It’s finally done! I took a break from working on this sweater to work on some more weather appropriate projects, but I managed to finish in perfect time. The weather has been ideal for wearing short sleeved wool sweaters.
And here is one of the giant puff sleeves! The layout of the increases are pretty chaotic, but I resisted my temptation to change that. The only modifications I made was to add selvage stitches to make seaming a bit easier and to convert the body to be knit in the round.
I used Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift in the Sherbet colorway. I was a little worried that it would be too scratchy, but it’s surprisingly comfortable to wear. I enjoyed how sticky and cripsy it was to work with. It’s definitely worth using again.
I’m happy with the way my sweater turned out. I’ve been daydreaming about what I can wear with it, but I do wish I had added a bit more length so I had more options. It’s a few inches too short to work with my high rise jeans, but luckily it works with most of my skirts. I want to wear my sweater all the time!