Monday, February 11, 2019

Strathcona Sweater from Good Day, Night

This is the second sweater I made from my Make Nine plans for 2019. It's a mash-up between the Strathcona and Moosonee patterns from Tara-Lynn Morrison's Good Night, Day pattern book

Some of the stitches are stretched out a bit, but they may even out when I block it. 

How I combined the Strathcona and Moosonee: the construction is the same for the main part of both sweaters. I used the shorter collar from the Strathcona but lengthened the hem's ribbing like the Moosonee. 

I also made the sleeves a little more balloon-y like the Moosonee. I wanted them to be more balloonish but I ran out of yarn. I literally tied together scraps at the end to finish the sleeve hems. 

This is the Crazy Sexy Wool from Wool and The Gang, in Cameo Rose. It's great to work with, feels nice to knit and to wear. It doesn't split apart or tear. It's a little bit thicker than the roving I get from Bluprint

I love these chunky, minimalist sweaters. They work up so fast, it's super satisfying. I think they are really cute. I still need a coat with big, loose armholes and sleeves to wear over them. Have any pattern suggestions?

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