Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Best Sweater Ever!!

Top-Down V-Neck (1)
Originally uploaded by JRoKnits
You know how it get the new magazines and drool over the fantastical sweater patterns. Maybe you even make some of them. But what's the sweater you turn to over and over again? Your go-to sweater?

It's that plain stockinette sweater with the clean lines and simple details. At least that's how it is for me.

This sweater is my new favorite - I just hope and pray that the yarn wears well.

This is the Summer Tweed Top Down V-Neck by Heidi Kirrmaier, made in size M with Moda Dea Silk n'Wool Blend in Aquatic. It's so comfy I absolutely cannot wait to wear it everywhere. The proportions are incredibly accurate. There's no need to worry about modifying the armscye or fretting over the arm decreases being too many. I'm convinced anybody would end up with a perfectly fitting sweater. The arms are comfortable without being too big. The shaping in the body is just enough. The neckline is the most flattering v-neckline I've ever made.

The only thing I did differently than the pattern was the rolled edges on the arms and body. Rather than doing stockinette right up until the bind off, when I got to the length I wanted, I purled one round, then knit 6 rounds. That one little purl round was enough to control the curl so it didn't lose 5 inches and make it look like there's an inner tube around my waist.

Anyways, it's great! I can't wait to wear this to soccer and football games. It's awesome and I highly recommend it!

1 comment:

Sheryl Dobkin said...

The pattern is very confusing. I have never knitted from top down
I need help!!!