Well, lookie who has a new sweater for Rhinebeck!
Pattern: Salina, from Rowan Vintage Knits
Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed, something like 7 balls for the 38″ size?
Time Elapsed: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha HAAAAAA….
Notes/Modifications: I added around an inch of short-row shaping in the bust. Oh, and Salina is currently without buttons, because I cannot ever fathom using them and haven’t found the perfect ones yet anyway. Besides, she’s plenty pretty without them.
(Jacob declared this his favorite. But before you get too excited, he says that about everything.)
I really, really enjoyed knitting this sweater–despite the time it took. (Hey, I knit a few other sweaters while it languished! It wasn’t total slackitude around here.) The stockinette was soothing, and as with all of Ms. Hargreaves’ designs, there were enough interesting finishing touches and thoughtful details to keep me interested. The sleeves were one. I noticed that the cuffs were knit separately, and almost just cast on in seed stitch and skipped that step.
I’m glad I didn’t. The cuffs are knit separately and then sewn on so that you can create a little shirt-cuff detail. I love it. This is such a classic, wearable knit, and I’m sure it will be in regular rotation for many years to come. And you can bet I’ll be wearing it at Rhinebeck, if it’s cold enough outside!
See you there?