I’m pretty thrilled with my SSKAL 2014 project, Coda. The sweater is a lovely Brooklyn Tweed pattern, by the talented Olga Buraya-Kefelian. The yarn is Cascade 220 (one of my all time favorite workhorse wool yarns) in Summer Sky, an apt name for a summer sweater project. It’s been crazy stinkin’ hot here in Arkansas, but surprisingly the weather was in the low to mid 60’s for part of the day yesterday and today, and I got to actually wear this for a few hours yesterday. Amazingly good timing to finish. I adore this pattern. It has impeccable little details, like tubular cast ons and bind offs that make it look really polished. It’s reversible, which is very cool.
I sort of wish I had made the smaller size, at least somehow in the top piece, because the yoked side (with the curved arch) seems to have more material than necessary at the top and can look a bit balloonish if I don’t keep my shoulders back. Maybe I can just think of it as extra incentive to work on my posture. This was a very fun and engaging knit. I’d put it at a 3.5 out of 5 skill-level wise. There are lots of areas of stockinette where you can tune out and relax a bit, but the cables pull you back in and keep you on your toes, as well as the raglan and yoke shaping for the top piece. Luckily, the pattern included row by row instructions for some of the trickier parts, so you can follow along with a row counter easily. I can’t wait for more chilly weather to wear this!