Tuesday, February 27, 2018

First Sweater

I took a bit of a blogging break, but I'm back. I did my first Ironman triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) race last summer and the training left very little time for my other hobbies. I finished a few small projects, but they weren't worth blogging about. I've done a fair share of knitting in the last few months though and want to share a few of the projects. This is my first full sweater.
Handmade knit drops-175 sweater from Lionbrand superwash merino cashmere green tea yarn
I've knit a few summer tops before with cotton and silk, but this is the first wool sweater. The pattern is Drops 175 Wind Down Sweater. It's a free pattern on Ravelry and I settled on it because it had a little bit of lace detail on the sleeves, but was mostly an easy knit in stockinette. I made a mistake in the beginning with the lace, but there's a helpful video on the Drops website and after watching it everything went much smoother. The yarn is a Superwash Merino Cashmere blend by Lion Brand in Green Tea. I rated the yarn as average because it worked well in this project for the price point and I wanted to be able to wash the sweater in the machine, but I own much softer and prettier yarn from other brands. I actually already washed the sweater a few times before taking pictures and it seems to be holding up fine. As you can tell from awful wrinkles in the pictures, I didn't block it after the last wash. Oh well.
Handmade knit drops-175 sweater from Lionbrand superwash merino cashmere green tea yarn
The pattern is knit in the round top down and is actually the same in the front and back. It also has a small eyelet detail on the inside of the sleeve, which is a nice touch. All in I'm happy with the outcome for the first sweater, but Aran weight wool is pretty warm for Austin so I only wore it a few times this winter.


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