I've finished another thing this week, namely the Truss cardigan. Which I love by the way! I really like the fit and the simple details on the sides. And the subtle gray yarn I knitted it in (I'm not sure if you can see it in the photos, but the yarn consists of lighter and darker threads of gray plied together, which gives it a softly marled look).
I mentioned in an earlier post that I did some modifications for the sleeves. Here are the changes I made compared to the original pattern:
- I picked up the stitches for the sleeves from the body and knitted them seamlessly from the top down in a round (I didn't think the seams were necessary since the body didn't have side seams either).
- I then finished off the cuffs by slipping the stitches on two needles - all the k stitches on one needle and all the p stitches on another - and used kitchener stitch to graft them together, this mimics the tubular cast on quite well in my opinion.
- I also picked up more stitches for the collar and did one extra button hole, I think it worked better that way.
Other than that I was quite faithful to the original instructions. Brooklyn Tweed patterns hold a certain standard and this pattern was consistent with that: well-written and all the special techniques were clearly instructed and easy to follow. The end result fits very well and looks similar to the sample photos. I'm really pleased with the way mine turned out!
Pattern: Truss by Melissa Wehrle
published in Wool People Vol. 9
Yarn: Drops Cotton Merino #18 medium gray