Friday, December 14, 2018

Phoenix Sweater- Blogmas Day 9

So this is that sweater I posted about for Day 8. It's Phoenix, by Libby Jonson and it's my new Christmas sweater. I had to really rush to knit it by the deadline, but can you blame me for trying?




It's so cute! And it's worsted. Worsted is the new bulky. After knitting several fingering weight projects in a row, my wrists are begging for worsted. If that hadn't sold me, there was the fact that the yoke is worked using slipped stitches, not two-handed stranded knitting. I was powerless against the testing call.


I had to temporarily abandon Floozy and knit like the wind, but I don't regret a thing. Well, I regret one thing. I knit the colorwork section a bit tighter than the rest of the sweater. So the yoke isn't as deep as it should be for a size medium. I mean, I blocked it out quite a bit, but it's not totally there. In case you didn't know, I'm not the best technical test knitter. I try to make up for it in enthusiasm.


I can't really tell that my yoke depth is off, can you? Thankfully, I was between sizes and knit a size up. It looks like a win to me. Yay for impulse decisions!!!



Details:  I used US size 2.5 needles and 8 skeins of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in Currant for the main color and I skein of Wool of the Andes Bare as the contrast color. It was a test knit so I didn't modify anything, but I don't think I would've anyway. However, if I knit another one, I want it oversized with full length sleeves.


So do you like my new farm? I wish. I took these at an Airbnb we stayed at last week with the kids. More on that later this Blogmas.


I really do want to knit another Phoenix. Maybe with the dark and light colors inverted, like this one. Or what if I used SpinCycle yarns for the CC, like this one?

(more on ravelry, instagram, flickr)

Phoenix is out on Ravelry and there's a discount code on the Ravelry page until the 16th.

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