Friday, September 7, 2007


I cast on for this sweater last week but I have already arrived at an existential crisis. I'm not sure I am going to like the sweater in the yarn I'm using. It seems to me this sweater wants to be a cute, slightly sophisticated city piece, and I am starting to suspect that knit in 100% wool like this it may come out rougher and more rural. Looking through everyone else's pictures of this pattern on Ravelry it appears that this sweater looks nice and crisp in a yarn that has more shine and less furriness. I'd like to ask others who are knitting this in 100% wool what their experience is. I like the yarn fine; I'm just not crazy about putting all the work into a sweater that I'm not going to wear the way I wanted to. Opinions very welcome.

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Bobbi said...

I think in part it comes down to personal preference. I"m really happy with mine, I think it looks great over a while button shirt, and I wore it at work this week over a black one and got several compliments. I did use 100% wool, elite classic skye tweed, very sticky when I was knitting it up, it washes and blocks out much softer. But it's definitely sturdy staff. I think it gives the sweater more structure than a softer drapier yarn would. And that is what I had in mind when I started knitting it. Good luck with your choice!

Evelyn said...

I made something similar last year, a vest in moss stitch made with Noro Kureyeon, which is multi-color and wooly and quite rustic. It looks good like that, imo. Not the same, but good.