Climbing Vines Pullover
Well it’s done!
Pattern: Climbing Vines Pullover by Joëlle Meier Rioux from Interweave Knits, Winter 2008
Yarn(s): Dream in Color Classy, 4 skeins
Colorway(s): Don’t Be Blue
Needle(s): US 6 / 4.0 mm Ribbing on the front and back
US 8 / 5.0 mm Everything but the ribbing
US 7 / 4.5 mm Ribbing on the sleeves
Casted On: June 21, 2009
Casted Off: July 6, 2009
Modifications: Sleeve Mods – I did increases every six rows (as opposed to four) and then every ten rows so that the sleeves would be longer. Body mods- I made it longer.
The sleeves are a bit tight but I have a feeling they’ll stretch a little because that is what Classy is known to do.
I have to say that I’m rather proud of the progress I have made with sweaters in general. Mom gave me this book for Christmas and when it comes to sew things up, I refer to it A LOT. Yes, there is some puckering at the shoulder seam but I can see progress from the previous sweater and I will continue to make more progress.Example- with my Rogue you could see the sewing yarn used to sew the seams and that’s supposed to be hidden. Here, I did a good job at hiding that but, as mentioned, there is some puckering, so next sweater, I’ll try to work on that.
This is the first U shaped sweater I’ve knit or even owned. It’s unique…not exactly a trait I’d need in every color but not so unique, it turns me off (otherwise I wouldn’t have made it ) This was also made with little positive ease. I wanted it to be fit and close to me and I think that came out very well. (or too well in the case of the sleeves) I feel I needed a sweater success after the CPH fail and this certainly proved to be it. It was a quick and very delightful knit. It was great seeing the subtle changes come about with the Classy and the vine pattern was awesome to knit and watch it become more embossed. Plus I just love the BLUE in this colorway as well.
Is it fall yet?
One WIP complete. Three more to go!