I am coming up on my second anniversary — as of March 15, it will be two years since I started this sweater!! Yay!! Yay for finishing!! The sweater is Fading Lines, and it is done. It is Joji Locatelli design in Pigeonroof Gradient Sock Yarn.
I had high hopes when I started this project. I got off to a quick start on tiny yarn and tiny needles, but it was too long and clung to my derriere in a very unflattering way. I set it aside. Last fall I dragged it out again, made some adjustments, finished up through the collar and again put it aside. I decided that it would be a great spring sweater so I dragged it out once more…but could not find the pattern (with all of my notes), which was with the bag of yarn. I found some yarn, but not all of it. I had purchased one extra skein of the background color as insurance, but it didn’t look the same. Did not have the same speckly tonality of the rest. I knew that knitting the sleeves with that yarn would be very noticeable.
I combed the entire house multiple times and never found anything more than the “bad” skein and a couple of very small balls of “good” yarn. Last week I stumbled onto the pattern: alone, not in a bag, and without the oodles of yarn needed to knit the sleeves. Uh oh. So, I decided to use the small nerds of “good” yarn as long as I could and then switch to the not-so-good yarn. It worked! I got all the way to the garter cuffs in the matching yarn, and so just switched out at the cuffs. Whew!
Yarn: A, the gradient colors are strikingly beautiful
Fit: A+ (!!!)
Overall Score: A+
Fit is everything and this fits me the best of almost any sweater I have ever made! I L O V E it! 😉 Sorry, I could not get any good pictures.