You know, I really don’t know why this one’s been languishing in my WIP pile for so long, because it’s so very beautiful. Clever, satisfying pattern paired with a gorgeous luxe yarn which is in my platonic ideal colour. It’s all knit in the round so there’s barely any finishing – it starts with a bit of to-ing and fro-ing to shape the back of the neck and then you join in the round and just keep going. Live stitches are left for the arms which are picked up and knitted down to the cuffs (the pattern is for three-quarter length sleeves, which I may or may not stick to). That lovely twisted rib makes for a crisp, tailored look and the main stitch pattern is easy to memorise and produces a nice dense squishy mesh material. I’m actually almost finished with the body – I think I’ve stalled because I can’t decide whether or not to make the bottom ribbing a little longer (yes, I’m that far along).
Here’s what it’s meant to look like, when finished:
The Manos yarn is a merino/silk blend – it’s butter soft and a pleasure to knit with. I really need to get this one wrapped up because it’s wasted by being on the inside of my knitting basket. Plus it’s autumn* and this lace jumper in a cosy warm yarn is the perfect transitional piece. Time to pull my finger out.
* Shh, don’t tell anyone, but where I’m typing this from right now it’s not autumn at all. Or at least, it’s not autumnal. I don’t think much knitting will get done, but I’ll be tackling those WIPs when I get home, promise. For now, though…