Thursday, April 05, 2018

Cast Off | Feather Stitch Sweater

Casting off a garment project has to be one of the best feelings in the world, topped only by the joy of trying that garment on to discover a perfect fit and style you're happy with.
I spent the Easter long weekend knitting the final sleeve of this jumper (I know it's called a sweater in the pattern, but we say jumper in Australia), then assembling all the pieces into something wearable.

This project is one that I have loved from the moment I started it. I'm so glad that I made the decision to unravel my intarsia cardigan and change to knitting this jumper instead. It was a lot of fun to knit, whilst being relaxing and very easy. Even though it's worked in fingering weight yarn, because it's a lace pattern you use a 3.75mm needle, so it was quite quick to work up.

While I was knitting this jumper, I thought I'd make my next garment project in DK weight yarn for something speedier. But I really love the finish of 4ply garments when it comes to wearing them - the thinner yarn leaves more room for slower, detailed shaping, which I think gives a really nice finish. And as for speed - I knitted the back of this jumper in a week, the front took me the same length of time, and the sleeves were only a day's worth of knitting each (spread over a couple of days). I couldn't really have asked for anything quicker, and if I hadn't had such a big break from knitting this due to moving interstate, I probably would have had it finished in a month.

This will definitely become my favourite winter jumper. I love the colour, the feel and also that I made it myself. The length is perfect, too, something I kept an eye on while knitting it after my Clara Bow Sweater was a tad too short to be perfect. I think I may just make a second Feather Stitch Sweater at some point, I'd love to have another in a different colour.

Project Details:
Pattern: Feather Stitch Sweater from Knit Vintage
I was between sizes so knitted the medium. I don't like very fitted clothing though, so being a tiny bit bigger is my preference.
Yarn: WOOLganic Merino 4ply in the colour Krishna
I allowed seven balls to match the meterage of the pattern but used about five and a half balls.
Ravelry project here

What are you working on at the moment?
Have you recently finished any larger projects?
I hope you've been having a lovely week!

Sarah x

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  1. Beautiful work! And the color is sublime.

    1. Thank you so much! I love the colour, one of my favourite blues :-)

  2. That's lovely, Sarah! How clever you are to knit like that! Meg:)

    1. Thank you so much Meg! It's easier than it looks :-)

  3. Such a beautiful colour and the pattern is gorgeous! Well done you!

  4. Such a lovely sweater and the color is fabulous! I have a few larger sweaters and garments on the needles. As soon as I am done with a few test knits, I will be finishing them up!

    1. Thank you so much Angela! Best of luck finishing up your lovely garments x

  5. I can see why this could be a favourite, that pattern is so beautiful! I would want more colours too x

  6. What a gorgeous jumper and what a talented knitter. A definite winter staple (although down here in canberra it'd have to teem up with a few more layers!).


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