Split V Finished!
It's still a wee bit damp from the blocking, here it is:
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Pattern: Split V Pullover by Knitting Pure & Simple
Yarn: Elann's Adara in Hyacinth
Changes to the pattern: not much, actually. I added a little detailing at the neckline (continuing the garter stitch down in the shape of a triangle)
Problems with the pattern: such a straight forward pattern, didn't find any problems.
Overall impressions: a great simple pullover. Easy to adjust sleeve length (however, I didn't) and a great pattern to show off a beautiful yarn. The yarn is absolutely fabulous. While I didn't think that it would work at 18 sts to 4", it gives it a beautiful drape and the marl is simply lovely. A great yarn! I'll use both the pattern again (hmmm, maybe some Cotton Ease?) and the yarn again. The pattern is very flattering on my body. So what can I say other than I'm very pleased with it!!!
I have to say that I've now used several of Elann's yarns and I've been very pleased so far. The Sonata is a favorite DK pure cotton yarn, the alpaca knit up beautifully into one of my favorite sweaters. I'm trying really hard to not order more (ya, okay, I've got two of their new yarns on the way...).
So now I need to get back to working on the Fall Back Cardigan. I'm shooting for 16 rows a day, and with the heat and humidity it's a challenge. I really don't want to be working on a wool sweater right now, but I need to get that second sleeve done by next weekend. Thank heavens for central air!!!
Matt's not racing this weekend (by choice! gasp!). So we'll have a nice relaxing weekend to do things around the house... we'll, he'll do things around the house. I've got sleeves to knit!!!!
Have a good weekend!!