FO: Toujours sweater

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!

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One response to “FO: Toujours sweater

  1. ADORBS! Using variegated yarn with a simple stitch pattern always looks great. Your sweater is perfection…LOVE those buttons…the perfect finish!

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