And how on Earth can this be Lilith Ubbelohde‘s second design. Have you seen her first? A romper and then this sweater!?! I don’t get it. My first, and only, design is a Madewell rip-off cowl I worked up to use extra yarn. It was like doodling while you’re on the phone, so I’m blown away by Lilith’s style.
I used City Tweed dk and size 0 needles. Yes, 0, but I’m bored with talking about my gauge because of all the knitter-speak in the world to talk about gauge is the most boring. I did find that I really loosen up tension when I do seed stitch, so I had to re-start and even reduced the cast on stitches by 4.
It does fit well. I kind of wish I’d knit it a hair longer, but I’m not sure, yet. It depends on what I’m wearing it with. If super high waisted pants do work their way back in my wardrobe, even after I pledged never to do that for fear of mom jeans syndrome, I know I wouldn’t want it longer. Otherwise, this could be longer on my torso, but I don’t want to mess with it and it’s working fine.
I could’ve blocked it out more aggressively, but I loved the fit around the arms and didn’t want to mess that up. I didn’t even have to work the optional crochet chain around them to finish them and pull them in. It has a raw, rolled look that I love.
So, the cable was fun to work, yet easy enough to memorize. I like that it runs all the way up the side and onto the cowl neck. The cowl is folded over, so it’s soft and squishy, especially in the City Tweed.
I don’t know what else to say about it. The pattern was easy to follow and it came out exactly as I hoped. Now, I have to try that romper this summer. I may as well break out of the “wife beater/jogging shorts rut” while I’m breaking out of the “knitting only with wool in Texas rut.” So many changes…