Yarn: 80/10/10 Madelinetosh Sport, a merino, cashmere, nylon blend
4.5 skeins alternating 3 skeins throughout body and two skeins on sleeves
This was my first time knitting with a sport weight and I have to say that I am really happy with how light it feels on. It's warm, but not too warm, if you know what I mean. I sometimes shy away from knitting sweaters in heavier yarn, feeling like I won't get enough use out of it because it can only be worn on the colder days. But this, to me, is exactly the perfect level of warmth for a sweater and will get a lot of use.
Needles: 4mm Signature Convertible Circular Needles
1)The stitch pattern is both on the front and back with the exception of the sleeves. I was a bit leery of having to work this pattern for so much of the sweater but I was pleasantly surprised with how quick and easy it was. Another bonus is that the majority of the sweater is worked in the round and alternate rows are just knitted. Also, it is easy to see where you have made and error and so simple to fix if you do.
2) Blocking is essential to this pattern. Before blocking I was nervous as the sweater was quite tight fitting through the body. But it blocked out beautifully and the width of the body grew by four inches which was perfect for me.
This is my third sweater by Isabell Kraemer (see my Mailin and my Seashore) and I really admire how well written her patterns are. As I have mentioned before, they are the sweaters that get the most use in my cupboard.
Next up: I have joined the Very Shannon Tops, Tanks and Tees KAL, I will be knitting CineCittà by La Maison Rililie.
If anyone else has joined, let me know, and if you have never tried a Knit A Long this is a great one. It just started so it's not too late to join. Even if you don't want to join you can follow along on Instagram at #TTTKAL.
Happy knitting everyone : )