It’s always a risk working with variegated yarn. Is it going to look beautiful like in the skein or like a pile of poo after knitting it up? I decided to take my chances when knitting this sweater and I am glad that I did!
Here’s the yarn:
It’s Blue Moon Fiber Arts Victoria in Mossley Manly. It is a sport weight, 100% polworth yarn.
And here’s my sweater!:
(Sorry for the wrinkles, it was in my bag all day before taking pictures…)
My Rav project page here.
Start Date: June 22, 2013
Finish Date: July 27, 2013
Pattern: Toujours by Joji Locatelli
Yarn: BMFA Victoria, about 1.7 skeins
Needles: US 4
Mods: My sport weight yarn was a little thicker than the sport weight called for in the pattern. I liked the gauge I was getting, so I went down a size. I followed the directions to fit a 32″ bust to get a sweater the size of the 36″. I knew I had a little give either way though, since it is an oversized sweater. I knit it in the round. I alternated two skeins of yarn to control the pooling a little. That was a little annoying because each skein was giant! I had to carry around a huge bag for my knitting all the time.
I bought these little green buttons at Wildfiber. I love how they look on this sweater!
Believe it or not, I was alternating skeins on the sleeves. It just couldn’t be helped! I am happy with how the variegation turned out overall. I was worried when someone (ahem, Lisa) told me that it looked like camo. Which is about the opposite of how I want it to look!
Another sleeve shot:
So there she is. I glad that I liked the outcome, because it felt like it took a really long time. Maybe not that long, but considering I wasn’t working on any other projects at the same time, over a month is quite a bit of knitting!