Teal Sweater #2

I’m happy to show my second teal sweater of the month, Blank Canvasblank canvas-10The yarn is Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool in Bahama Blue. It feels nice right next to my skin, and I hope the silk/wool blend will lend itself to some springtime wear. You can read more specifics about my modifications on my project page. I made the 34″ bust size, but added about an inch and a half in length, and did one less waist decrease.

blank canvas-6This shoulder shaping is simple, but genius. Ysolda really knows how to help people get a good fit. It fits me better than a traditional raglan, and it really only required a tiny bit more attention than a raglan would.

blank canvas-9All this stockinette knitting is good therapy.

blank canvas-8For the sleeves, I started with 48 stitches for a narrower fit and increased to what was specified for the 34″ size. I ended up making them 14″ to be a 3/4 length on my monkey arms.

blank canvas-7I love the fit. I can see myself making several more of these, perhaps a couple with full sleeves. It’s a great basic pullover that I think I will wear regularly.

I’m finishing up a couple of sock WIPs and I’m trying not to cast on anything new, because I’m a volunteer knitter for a historical knitting project and the yarn should arrive any day now! I will allow myself to cast on socks when I finish what I’ve got going, because c’mon, I’ve always got to have socks on the needles. It’s very exciting to be part of the project and honored that Annie asked me to knit something. More details on that soon!

23 thoughts on “Teal Sweater #2

  1. Looks great! I’m intrigued by this pattern. I usually knit my sweaters in pieces using set-in sleeves because raglan sleeves never seem to fit me well. The shoulder shaping in this pattern seems like it could solve that problem–I’m going to have to give Blank Slate a try!

  2. I don’t think anyone could look any happier wearing a new sweater than you do in this one. Lovely, lovely, lovely. And, your stitch marker earring cracked me up. 🙂

  3. What a great sweater! It looks exactly like the kind of piece that will quickly become a wardrobe stable, especially in that colour.

  4. I really want to make this jumper but whenever I have tried to knit socks (stay with me, I have a relevant point) using either double pointed needles or the magic loop method on a circular needle I always get ladders where the needles change so I give up. Is there a secret to knitting in the round as your jumpers always look perfect! Any advice gratefully received.

  5. Looks great, and I am intrigued by this shoulder fit…may be time for me to whip up (much, much, more slowly than you whip, for the record) a simpler sweater too.

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