So yeah, this was supposed to be my great winter sweater. I was going to be trekking around with it on in the snow and some fun boots. Looks like I will have to wait a while to fulfill that dream but at least I finally finished it. Even if it is May.
This is not a light jacket. It has a whole lot of yarn and makes for a VERY warm sweater coat. Hands down my favorite part of this sweater is the hood.
One thing you should know before starting this sweater: Watch your gauge. I didn’t realize it until my first sleeve was done but my sleeve gauge was off from the gauge for the body of the sweater. This resulted in VERY long sleeves that are not as slim fitting as I would ideally like. As you can see I have cuffed the sleeves and kind of like them that way so at least that works. It is such a new experience for me to have any knit that turns out too long.
I did add length to the bottom of the sweater (before the waist.) I keep debating if I like the length as it turned out longer than I envisioned.
Pattern: Vivian by Ysolda Teague
Source: Twist Collective
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, Wine
Needles: US 8
Mods: As mentioned earlier I lengthened the body of the sweater before the waist. I also “embiggened” the hood by following the mods detailed by felinity.
I must admit that I wasn’t thrilled with this sweater when I first put it on. It is not perfect. But I think it is growing on me. Maybe by the time next season rolls around I will forget all about the parts of it that bug me and be able to enjoy it while tromping around in the snow. A girl’s got to dream.
A better view of the sleeve.