Overall I am extremely pleased with the pullover that has been on my size four needles forever. I love how it fits and of course the secret sauce is the little bit of growth that happens with superwash wool after blocking. It's magic every single time for me!
I've had this wool in my stash for a long time waiting for the perfect pattern. Lately i wonder why I hold onto some skeins for the 'perfect' project and then don't knit with them. How silly. I am trying my best to not save yarn and knit with wild abandon!
My only concern with the fit, and it's a minor concern is that because it's topdown construction there is no structure on the back of the neck edge and the shoulders droop. I'm thinking about backstitching that area for some minor foundation.
Part of the reason for the droop is the drop shoulder design. I prefer raglan construction and the droop doesn't happen as much for me. Again this is minor. I'm also thinking the next time I knit this sweater (and I will!) maybe a different cast on will make a difference.
I wore this sweater two days in a row loving how warm it was and how thin the fabric felt. The sweater drapes beautifully.
It looks marvelous on you! Well done!ReplyDelete
It really looks fabulous, Karen! I think the pairing of sweater and yarn are perfect! It looks great on you!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful finish. I love this. It looks so good on you, the color is perfect and the design (love the split hem). Congratulations!!ReplyDelete
Karen, it's beautiful!ReplyDelete
It looks great! How wonderful to use that treasured yarn and turn it into something you love to wear.ReplyDelete
It looks great, it was maybe worth the wait to find the perfect project?ReplyDelete
wow I love this sweater and the color, it fits you so well!ReplyDelete
Looks great. Isn't it amazing how warm a "thin" sweater can be when it is made with wool?ReplyDelete
You and the sweater look wonderful. The fit is terrific. I'm with you. If I hold onto yarn too long because it is special, I get in quite the dither trying to decide what to knit. I am not getting any younger so best to enjoy them.ReplyDelete
It looks fabulous on you, the perfect fit and such a beautiful colour.ReplyDelete
Your sweater is soooo nice. I love the fit! What is the next sweater?ReplyDelete
I love the way it looks on you, Karen! eggplant is a perfect color for you and the layered v-necks are fun.ReplyDelete
Now that s a tell me about your Rhinebeck sweater sweater! Fabulous fit. Well doneReplyDelete