On Friday, I finally seamed up the sleeve of my March sweater (third for this year…). Here is the finished sweater and its details:
Pattern: February Fitted Pullover by Amy Herzog
Available: free online here as a free Ravelry download
My Hempathy sweater is now done! I am so excited to have completed something from Olga’s newest collection: Ori Ami knits. Olga’s brain works in mysterious ways. The sweater is worked from the bottom up, with the pocket openings being knitting in scrap yarn that is later pulled out to reveal live stitches for working the pockets. Once the A-line decreases have ended, a provisional cast on at each underarm starts the sleeves. Then, instead of binding off at the beginning of several rows to create the sloping tops of the sleeves, Olga has you work short rows instead and then graft the tops of the sleeves from the front with the tops from the back, creating a seamless sweater, essentially. If none of that made any sense, I won’t hold it against you. It was kinda like following a series of clues for a treasure hunt, not knowing where I was going to end up in the end. Now that I have done it, it is just brilliant! I chose to add pewter buttons around the neckline, like the pattern suggests. Here are the details:
Pattern: Trapezium Pullover
Available: Part of the Ori Ami knits collection available for download here
Yarn: Elsbeth Lavold Hempathy (gauge was 24sts instead of 22 sts, so I worked a larger size) and Louisa Harding Mulberry silk for the pocket and neckline accents. The shine of the silk against the flat Hempathy is wonderful!