Sunday, September 25, 2011

Seasonally Appropriate

Just in time for fall.

Pattern: Parcel by Carol Feller from Twist Collective
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK
Needles: size 4

The sweater fits perfectly, including the length. The cable pattern is a lovely accent without overwhelming. I love the color and feel of the yarn. I'm not crazy about the Mistake Ribbing on the hem and cuffs because it looks untidy up close, but the overall effect is fine.

What I like about this sweater is that it's casual without being too casual. It's very comfortable and I can see myself wearing it around the house a lot with jeans, but paired with a skirt and nice shoes it could be fairly dressy. I have a feeling I will wear this a lot over the winter. 

At this point I'm pretty committed to only making sweaters with worsted weight or lighter yarn, and I'm even shying away the worsted a bit. Sweaters from stores are usually made with pretty lightweight yarn and they are plenty warm. There's no need to knit a closetful of bulky sweaters in which I will sweat all winter.

I've already cast on for my next sweater, so stayed tuned for details!


Michelle said...

Your sweater looks great! And I find myself leaning towards thinner yarn as well for my sweaters though I have a stash of worsted and aran weight to knit through as well.

3goodrats said...

Thanks! The problem with the thinner yarn is that it takes WAY more stitches :)

Audrey Beth Stein said...

really nice!!