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Docklight.

Published in Brooklyn Tweed BT Fall 14
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Cotton Merino 
shade #22 dark green
Needles: 3.5 mm and 4.0 mm

I like the basic design of this sweater. But even though it looks simple there was a lot of technique included and I learned a new stitch in the process: the brioche style "single shaker stitch" which is something I've never done before. I really like it. It makes the fabric thicker and kind of squishy and it looks and feels really nice. The simple lace sections give the sweater a bit of something extra, some character.

Despite hating seams and rather knitting in the round, in the hindsight I probably would have wanted to knit this in pieces and flat. I had some trouble with the purl stitch before the lace sections: it didn't matter how tight I tried pulling the working yarn the stitch was always much looser than the others. This didn't happen when I knitted back and forth like in the shoulder caps and the upper part of the body.




The instructions were clear but as I mentioned in an earlier post the layout of the pattern was a bit confusing: there were 12 pages of instructions with bits and pieces scattered here and there and trying to read it required a lot of scrolling back and forth on my iPad. After a short while I gave up and had to print the pages: at one point I was trying to read 4 different pages simultaneously.

This sweater will definitely become a staple in my day-to-day wardrobe. It's the kind of garment that fits almost every occasion and is easily accessorized. I really like the dark green color as well.


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  1. Aivan ihana malli ja ihan täydellinen väri. Minäkin haluan tuommosen! :)

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  2. Voi kiitos! Tykkään kovasti tästä paidasta, tuntuu että siinä on kaikki kohdallaan: malli, lanka ja väri. Siitä vaan neulomaan, ohje löytyy Ravelrysta!

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