Monday, January 4, 2016

FO: Walpole Sweater

It's finally done and posted about! (Read more about how long it took me to knit this thing here, here, and here
Ravelry project page here



I worked on this sweater off and on for over two years (so much stockinette in a fingering weight!) and am very happy to finally have it completed. It is definitely my most wearable sweater to date, though it did stretch a bit with (minimal) blocking. As much as I tried to prevent stretching, the weight of it soaked really stretched out the arms. It is supposed to be a relaxed fit, however, so it's not the end of the world.

The yarn (Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine) was excellent to work with, super soft, and the boysenberry colorway is a lovely. Despite the stretching, it held up well in the blocking process.

The pattern (Walpole) was excellently written, easy to follow, and produced a very wearable garment. The downside was not a surprise: a large sweater knit in a fine yarn with little pattern variation to keep it interesting. I'd like to see a worsted weight version of this sweater.





The pictures, unfortunately, do not do the colors or the style of the sweater justice. Some day I will invest in a better camera and better photography skills.



4 comments:

  1. A fingering weight yarn?!!!! OMG is that reconcilable with Ph.D program? Jenny I admire you <3

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    1. Haha I like to think it keeps me sane during it! ;)

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  2. Congratulations! It must feel great to finally be able to wear it! I have also knitted a stockinette sweater in fingering weight, so I know how monotonous it can get. :P Your sweater is absolutely beautiful! I'm glad you are so happy with it. ^U^

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