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.Dessine-moi un mouton.



Design: La Maison Rililie
Yarns: DROPS Alpaca
main colour #618 light beige
contrasting colours #607 light brown, #2925 rust, #5565 light maroon,
#3900 tomato and #7815 green/turquoise 


This sweater needed some aggressive blocking, as it was only a wrinkled crop top when it left my needles. I was already a bit worried for a while.

I changed the stripe section a bit and knit all the stripes equally long; that is 5 coloured rounds per stripe. I also continued the striping all the way down the body. I also had less colours than was instructed. The yoke was quite arduous to knit as I had to check every round what I'm doing and count my stitches to make sure I've done enough increases. But after that the body section was quite easy to knit and the sleeves came along really quickly.





I'm pretty sure this sweater will be getting a lot of use this summer (it is quite thin, so it's definitely not a winter sweater) but I don't think I will make another one; the pattern had too many stages in my opinion. I don't have anything against challenging knits but making something hard and laborious when it does not necessarily have to be like that annoys me...




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You need: 125 m or 135 yards of DK weight yarn (blue sample knit with Novita Wool, 100% wool, 135 m/ 50g) 125 m or 135 yards of sport weight yarn for the lining (blue sample: Garnstudio Drops Baby Alpaca Silk, 70% alpaca, 30% silk, 167 m/ 50 g) 
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