A New Record and a New Sweater

And in what might by my biggest knitting feat to date, I knit an entire sweater in 6 days. SIX DAYS FROM CAST ON TO BLOCKING! Now to be fair, I had a long international flight and several substantial layovers to work on this. There is also the fact that the sweater has no sleeves. Nonetheless, I am very happy with the Cap Sleeve Lattice Top from PurlBee. The fit feels perfect and the organic cotton yarn is soft and airy. Perfect for Spring in NYC. I made a few modifications to the pattern so I could knit it in the round rather than up the back, over the shoulders, and down the front.

Love love love the eyelets!

Love love love the eyelets!

The pattern is knit from the bottom up starting with a 2×1 ribbing and a cute little eyelet row.

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Continue on with about a mile of stockinette before a lattice knit pattern. There is no shaping in the pattern which is good and bad. I love the effortless feel of the garment as it kind of lays perfectly and lazily but I am a little worried about the structure of the garment overtime.

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I bought the yarn when I was in Germany and it was providence that I just happened to have the correct size needles for the project. I may or may not have had to pull them out of a baby sweater to use them but no one really needs to know that.

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My favorite part of the pattern might be the join between the body and the colored neck. It looks so delicate and dainty but really isn’t that spectacular. I love when knitting projects turn up little surprises at the end like this.

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