This is a pattern from Koigu Yarns, using four different shades of the premium merino. I used more muted, solid shades instead of the wildly variegated ones that I’d seen it knit up in. For those of you unfamiliar with this pattern, itâ€™s made of seemingly endless mitered squares knitted together. There is no seaming, except at the sides and underarm. All of the squares are picked up from each other.
I made a few minor changes to the pattern. I lengthened both the sleeves and the body. The original pattern is very cropped, and I felt that it was a little too cropped on me. Also, I felt that it rode up slightly in the back (I was fortunate enough to be able to try on a model in the size I was planning to knit). To solve that problem, I added a row of small squares in the â€œmainâ€ color to the front and a row of large squares in the main color to the back. In the second photo, you can see how I â€œbridgedâ€ the difference with a triangle (which mimics the triangles inserted at the sides to shape the underarm). In lengthening the sleeves, I added a band of crocheting that mimics the crocheted collar.
It was a fun pattern to knit and I love knitting with Koigu yarns. But it was kind of a slog. I love wearing it, though.
Detail of side hem: