Pattern: Cafe au Lait by Klever Knits
Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns Mountaintop Vail in Adobe colourway (aka cardboard coloured). This yarn is fingering weight, but knit on 4.5 mm needles, so it went much quicker than your average fingering weight sweater.
Size: 48" bust
And here's my Ravelry Project Page, for other little detail.
|The sleeve length was perfect for me - I wanted them full length since 3/4 just doesn't work for me, too chilly! These were knit to pattern for size 48, and I only added a 1" ribbed cuff.|
It also didn't help that the originally fairly snug (but still comfortable!) sleeves also grew, which helped drop the body below them down by a couple of inches. But wow are these sleeves even more comfy now! I'll have no problems layering t-shirts underneath these suckers.
grey and purple Linden sweatershirts to pieces already.
|Look at how the fabric changed with blocking! Pre-blocked dense and squished fabric on the left, airy and light-weight fabric on the right. What a difference!|
I'm pretty proud of myself, not only because it's an awesome make, but also because I managed to start and finish a sweater in almost exactly 2 months! This is unheard of for me, and I'm pretty stoked. It's been such a fun knit, especially since there have been a few of us knitting this one together during the Holla Knits KAL. Have you seen Michelle's Cafe au Lait? So pretty in purple!
And despite being quite sick of this stitch pattern, there's a tiny part of me that wants to knit this again, but in a dark neutral (navy? black? charcoal grey?) that actually ends at my hip this time. AAHH THAT'S CRAZY TALK THERE HEATHER!
I know there's been a lot of knitting on here of late, and very little rock/sewing/anything else (besides one little embroidery post). Don't worry, you'll be getting an eye-full of sewing projects and plans for sewing projects soon! I'm behind on my Make a Garment a Month, but they are coming, and I have a deadline I'd like to hit for one of my makes, so keep an eye out for those!