I have to admit that this isn’t really a recent FO. I finished this sweater a couple weeks ago, and if you read Katie Canavan’s blog, you might have seen this sweater already because I wore it when we got breakfast while she was visiting Seattle! I wore it nonstop that week, but then I realized that I had better stop wearing it so much until I got some good pictures of it. I’m surprised by how easily this sweater has fit into my wardrobe. I didn’t expect to wear it so much!
The yarn is Berroco Blackstone Tweed, and it’s fascinating yarn. It looks pretty drab and sad while you’re knitting with it, but it blooms and perks up when you block it. I knit this on 5mm needles, and I liked the final look, but was a bit worried that the gauge was too loose, despite what my blocked swatch indicated. It all worked out in the end. The final fabric has a slight halo and nice drape, and it’s super light but still quite warm.
For the shaping, I just switched to stockinette when I ran out of room for a lace repeat. I thought it was a rather inelegant solution, but I actually really like the way it looks now that the sweater is done. There were lots of things I was unsure about when making this sweater, but now that it’s done, I love everything about it.