pattern: #90 Chic Cables and Lace Cowl Neck Sweater, SweaterBabe
yarn: Knit Picks Swish Bulky, squirrel heather, a little more than 6 skeins
needles: size 11
time: Feb 17-Mar 12
mods: didn’t include belt
verdict: Cute, quick, cozy knit, but not the most flattering fit for my body. Apparently, I can pull off a bulky knit as a cardigan, but maybe not a pullover. I love the cuffs and collar though. (I also really enjoyed working with this yarn – my first time with it.)
The cowl neck is fantastic and super-cozy. The cables took me longer than typical cables – in fact I probably spent more time on the cowl neck than on the rest of the sweater.
I really love the sleeves. The bell plus the cables plus the swingy soft yarn make them extra-yummy.
I would highly recommend the pattern – it is fun and interesting (and quick!). It’ll be a nice warm (and soft!) sweater for cold weather.Winter is almost gone (is it wrong to declare that in Michigan? There could still be more snow!), but I’ll enjoy having this sweater as a staple in my wardrobe next winter.