Pattern: Ondawa by Michele Wang
published in BT Fall 14
Yarn: Drops Air #10 fog
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.