Aloha! I send each of you a mahalo nui loa for your visits and comments. Mahalo for your patience while I’m around inconsistently.
Guess what?! I have an FO for you today! Last night during Moana, I was able to finish the main rounds of the second sleeve. This morning, I bound off using Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. Afterwards, I had the tween go through a photo shoot.
Are you ready? Roll the photos of Chloe’s Sweater Project, counting it as a second FO of My Sister’s Knitter’s Stash Down 2017!
I used the pattern, Flax, by Tin Can Knits; it’s the third time I’ve knitted this pattern. This yarn is Knit Picks, their Swish Worsted – a 100% merino. The colorway is Cobblestone Heather.
My gauge is 5 stitches per inch, unblocked, from a size 7 (4.5 mm), interchangeable Chiagoo Red Lace circular. About 6.5 out of 7 skeins were used.
I knitted a size XS. Cupcake’s chest measurement fits the size 8-10 but I wanted this sweater to last longer. Her body type needs the length.
All ribbing is twisted rib. For nonknitters, this mean each knit stitch is knitted through the back loop instead of the front.
This photo shows off the garter stitch panel that runs down each sleeve. The sleeves in these pictures look like they could be longer but with blocking the sweater will grow. Right now there is no time for a wet-blocking since the weather’s been warm lately; thankfully there will be some rain next week so her jumper will get some use.
It feels so good to have this tween jumper off the needles! I definitely want one for myself one day, maybe in Susan B. Anderson’s Barrett Wool Co. However, I will need a break from a sweater project after I finish up my own colorwork WIP. Believe me, I already know what I’ll cast on next.
Mahalo plenty for hangin’ out with me today. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. TTYL! Aloha.