Another project finis!
Pattern: The Everyday Tweed Sweater from The Garter Belt
Yarn: Queensland Kathmandu DK - color 406
Needles: US 6 circulars and DPNs, and US 4
Other Posts on this Project: January 24, 2007
Notes of Note: This sweater was knit almost entirely on airplanes and hotel rooms. It's a very simple top-down pattern that requires minimal finishing, so a great travel project. The picot edging on the sleeves and bottom is a nice detail. I knit this sweater in one of my all time favorite yarns. The merino/silk/cashmere blend feels luxurious against my skin even if it is an "everyday" sweater. I'm all for everyday luxuries!
I knit the pattern as written. The only issue I had was that the neckline was very loose and did not stay on my shoulders. So, I pulled out the ribbing, decreased the number of neckline stitches, and reworked the K2P2 ribbing on a smaller needle size (US 4). Beginning at the midpoint row of ribbing I also purled the two purl stitches together around the row and then finished the remaining rows of ribbing in K2P1, which pulled the neckline in nicely. I would love to knit this sweater again, although I think I will do a size smaller next time for a slightly more snug fit.