The Promising Pullover

6 Feb

Oh, what a wonderful feeling!

I’m knitting a sweater, and so far it’s gone off without a hitch. The pattern is just written in a way that is easy for me to follow, it’s the Scoop Pullover from the fall 2009 issue of Interweave Knits. I’d say that two years after I get a magazine is about the usual time frame in which I actually get ’round to knitting something out of it, hah!

This has been an incredibly quick knit, probably mainly due to the aran weight yarn and the 5,5 mm needles. I’m using Cannes from Novita, it’s a blend of bamboo, cotton and rayon. It has incredible drape, which suits the scoop neck, and it feels cool to the touch which will probably make this nice to wear in the summer.

And that’s not all! This sweater fits me, and that’s amazing! Because of the magic of top-down knitting, I’ve of course already tried it repeatedly.

This is the second top I’ve knitted top down and it’s confirmed that I enjoy that way of going about it so so much more than bottom up. Not only is it more enjoyable to start a sweater off with a bang, but I’m also more likely to end up with a sweater that is long enough. When I’m past the raglan decreases I have nothing much to wait for and can keep churning out the hem indefinitely. When I start from the bottom, I just want the boring part to be over so I can get to the exciting bit, and then I convince myself the shirt is long enough when it is no such thing.

In other news, we just had a week or two of really, really cold weather, and my Thermal sweater proved its efficacy. The cold weather also brought about the sunshine that makes life up north totally worth it. I have been enjoying such beautiful landscapes (that unfortunately are hard to capture, what with the cold and electronics not playing well together) – but also some opportunities to take pictures of my knitting. The dark days of winter are getting to be over. Just a few more months, and it’s summer again!

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2 Responses to “The Promising Pullover”

  1. Julie February 7, 2012 at 19:20 #

    It looks so pretty so far!! And I love that it’s in classic black- it’ll go with everything.

    • bamboo#1 February 8, 2012 at 14:37 #

      Thank you 🙂 Oh yes, I like the black too, especially since the yarn has a nice sheen so the color doesn’t hide the pattern.

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