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Ondawa.



published in BT Fall 14
Yarn: Drops Air #10 fog
Needles: 4.5mm

First project of year 2015 - one that I started and finished this year that is. I love this sweater and I'm already planning to knit another one. However, next time I'm knitting this I will add some length to the body because I think it's a bit too short (I don't mind crop tops, but they aren't the most suitable things to wear in the Finnish winter). 

I left out most of the cables on the back of the sweater and did a simple k 1 tbl, p 1 ribbing instead. I often tend to like more minimalistic backsides and feel like intricate cable work on the back is a bit unnecessary. I think the back looks good with the plainer design.



Regarding my yarn choice for this project: 

+ I love the foggy greyish blue shade
+ it's really warm and soft
+ it almost feels like the sweater doesn't weight more than a feather

- it doesn't drape very well and the hem feels a bit stiff
- the yarn is a bit brittle and breaks quite easily if you pull it too much
- it's quite fuzzy and soft so I'm a bit unsure how well it endures wear i.e. if it pills easily

This was my first time using Drops Air for anything and I did like it quite a lot. That said I wouldn't probably use it for a sweater again, but rather for accessories such as chunky but still lightweight scarfs or a warm hat.



Comments

  1. Täytyy kans kokeilla tuota lankaa :) kaunis neule!

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    1. Lanka on ihanan pehmeä ja todellakin henkäyksen kevyt, mutta yllätyin kuinka pörröinen se on. Ei ehkä oikein sovellu pikkutarkkoihin palmikkoneuleisiin, mutta muuten kyllä tykkäsin! Erilainen tuntumaltaan kuin normi villalangat.

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  2. gorgeous sweater! It looks great, and I love how you have styled it- that bird blouse is perfect with it. Shame that the yarn isn't quite as perfect as you would like. Maybe it will improve with wear? Or maybe it will pill, as you mentioned. I guess time will tell.

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    1. I hope it will improve, and it does already feel a bit softer now that I've used the sweater a couple of times. And no signs of pilling yet, yay!

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