Another Joji pattern done! This was also done for the Joji KAL going on in her Ravelry group. This is my second Joji sweater in a row. I might take a breather, but I have already bought a pattern for a third…
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Pattern: Dragonflies Jumper by Joji Locatelli
Yarn: Knit Picks City Tweed in Lemon Curd, 7.2 balls
Needles: US 7 for the body, and US6 for the garter edges.
Start Date: October 6, 2012
Finish Date: October 26, 2012
Mods: Not many. I had thought I would run out of yarn and would go with 3/4 length sleeves. I ended up with more than enough yarn for the full length sleeves! I did only 6 garter ridges on the neckline. I like the high neck that the pattern calls for, but I had been worried about yarn consumption, and maybe this is more wearable for me. I knit the first sleeve as written and found that it was really loose. I just kept denying it to myself, right down to the wrist! Before actually finishing the first sleeve, I decided to start the second sleeve with more frequent decreases. I decreased every 8th row, as supposed to every 12th that my size called for. I am really glad that I did, it made my sleeves much slimmer, but still loose enough for a long sleeve shirt underneath.
When I took this off the needles, the garter edging on the bottom was flaring out like crazy! I even tightened up my bind-off a couple times. I thought about ripping back and redoing it on the smaller needles like the other edgings. But after a good blocking, it decided to behave itself.
Not much more to say. This went fairly quickly. Though I had heard about how quick it knit up, so 20 days ended up feeling like a long time! Maybe if I hadn’t knit three sleeves…
This yarn is very soft. I was kind of surprised when I pulled it out of the bag. Much softer than other tweeds. I did feel like the nepps were barely spun in, like I could easily just pick them all out. It is soft against the skin, though I do feel some of the prickliness that alpaca can have. I think this one will get lots of use once the weather finally changes.
Anyone have any good Halloween costumes ready for tomorrow?