I’ve been saving it to knit while listening to uni lectures, since its mainly stockinette. But I wasn’t expecting it to knit up so quickly. This only took me about two and a half weeks. My last knit took about two and a half months…
The yarn is Brown Sheep Fleece cotton in wolverine and duck egg blue. The wolverine was left over from my first Miette and I bought the duck egg blue from The Stash Cupboard, a gorgeous little yarn store in Hobart while I was down there in February.
This pattern was really excellent, beautifully laid out with heaps of pictures and the written instructions set out with oodles of white space. It’s just a simple pullover, but prints out to 15 pages.
I think it would be a good beginner pattern (if that beginner was willing to tackle short-rows and colour work), as the pages are much less daunting than the usual densely packed knitting pattern. I find them quite intimidating, still!
I had hoped to get at least elbow length sleeves, but I ran out of my wolverine yarn. I considered just knitting the rest of the length in the contrast, but was worried about the balance of colour – I thought it might be a bit weird.
You might also notice that I messed up my scallops. This was a complete accident. But when I realised what I’d done a few rows later, I found I quite liked it. They look like waves – especially appropriate given the colour scheme and where I live.
So waves they remain!
The only problem with this pullover is that it doesn’t go with any of my clothing. I clearly didn’t think this through very well… I think next time I go fabric shopping I’ll take this with me and be sure to pick something that matches! Maybe it would look better worn as a T-shirt with a skirt? Anyway, my Hungry Caterpillar Anna was the best I could do – and clearly the combination still looks ridiculous. As you might guess, this hasn’t gotten a whole lot of wear since I finished it.
Details: 8ply yarn, 5mm needles,size M.