Sweaters in the summer

finished coda-2I’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. finished coda-3I 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.

finished coda-4I 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. finished codaMaybe 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.  finished coda-5I can’t wait for more chilly weather to wear this!

18 thoughts on “Sweaters in the summer

  1. Oh my gosh, your sweater is STUNNING! I definitely have the pattern in my queue and seeing your version makes me even more sure I want to knit it. The colour you chose is beautiful, too!!

  2. This is an absolutely gorgeous pattern, and you did a great job on it. I love the different front & back, and that it’s reversible. Since it doesn’t get that cold in far west Texas, I’d have to find a cooler yarn to make it from so I could wear it. It’s one I’d love to make.

  3. Beautiful! I saw a WIP photo on the SSKAL thread with it facing one direction, then one with it facing another and was confused. Ha! How nifty to have a reversible sweater!

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