It’s so cute! And it’s worsted. Worsted is the new bulky. After knitting several fingering weight projects in a row, my wrists are begging for worsted. If that hadn’t sold me, there was the fact that the yoke is worked using slipped stitches, not two-handed stranded knitting. I was powerless against the testing call.
I had to temporarily abandon Floozy and knit like the wind, but I don’t regret a thing. Well, I regret one thing. I knit the colorwork section a bit tighter than the rest of the sweater. So the yoke isn’t as deep as it should be for a size medium. I mean, I blocked it out quite a bit, but it’s not totally there. In case you didn’t know, I’m not the best technical test knitter. I try to make up for it in enthusiasm.
I can’t really tell that my yoke depth is off, can you? Thankfully, I was between sizes and knit a size up. It looks like a win to me. Yay for impulse decisions!!!
Details: I used US size 2.5 needles and 8 skeins of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in Currant for the main color and I skein of Wool of the Andes Bare as the contrast color. It was a test knit so I didn’t modify anything, but I don’t think I would’ve anyway. However, if I knit another one, I want it oversized with full length sleeves.
So do you like my new farm? I wish. I took these at an Airbnb we stayed at last week with the kids. More on that later this Blogmas.
Phoenix is out on Ravelry and there’s a discount code on the Ravelry page until the 16th.