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Basic Pullover 2
Finished
March 26, 2016
April 4, 2016
Project info
Basic Pullover 2
Cutter by Amy Herzog
Knitting
Jeanette
Custom Fit - 35.5" Bust
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
17.75 stitches and 25.5 rows = 4 inches
SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash Worsted
16 yards in stash
4.6 skeins = 920.5 yards (841.7 meters), 529 grams
151014001
Blue-green
EweKnit in Toronto, Ontario
November 15, 2015
Notes

Bust the Stash - Project 13

I’m doing the Custom Fit Version of this pattern…

Made up the Cutter Pattern swatch (with modified final dimensions) to suit gauge for US6.

Sweet Georgia Superwash Worsted Swatches:

US6 Blocked Gauge: 9 stitches and 13 rows in 2”

Pre block on US7: 9 stitches and 12.75 rows in 2”
Blocked on US7: 8.5 stitches and 13 rows per 2”

Pre block on US8: 8 stitches and 11 rows per 2”
Blocked on US8: 7.5 stitches and 12.25 rows per 2”

27-03-2016

So far this is SO much more pleasant to knit than the KNUS I ripped back, using the same yarn. I actually much prefer the yarn now that I’m using it to make this dense, stockinette fabric. It has beautiful stitch definition. It is not splitty. It’s easy to knit without looking.

I’m also much preferring this Custom Fit experience to my last one. This time, I have the previous experience (and garment) compare to. I also decided to just knit this one flat - the way that Custom Fits posits is best (and writes clear directions for). I’ve knit a number of sweaters flat and I can see how seams provide optimal support. But I also like to knit in one piece and - with a simple stockinette crew-neck - I don’t suppose it makes much of a difference, fit-wise. Nonetheless, the instructions are a lot easier to follow if I just work them as written…

Note: As I worked through this sweater, there were a couple of errors in the pattern (more about omission of headings and formatting). It’s fine because I have enough experience to interpret the missing info (it is a simple pattern) but I’m surprised by this.

Last time I bought Custom Fit, I proceeded to change everything slightly and it wasn’t particularly relaxing - even though I liked the end result quite a bit. This time I’m just going with the flow.

I do prefer the pace and efficiency of the knit-in-round sweaters but flat-knit ones are more portable.

02-04-2016

I’m on the second sleeve now - this sweater is very efficient. First sleeve took 66g of yarn

03-04-2016

What I hate about seamed sweaters isn’t the seaming - it’s the blocking in order to be able to seam. I’d rather seam first (but that’s just not very efficient given how all of the preblocked pieces curl). Also - will never knit with superwash again (except for socks and baby garments). The yarn - no matter the brand - grows so ridiculously, you might as well make everything 2 sizes smaller than you would otherwise (and I size down 2 sizes already, much of the time). Sweet Georgia is great yarn (stitch def, feel, softness, colour options), but unfortunately, pretty well all of what they sell is superwash and I’m not interested in the issues that come with that (or the chemical process which erodes the fibers).

04-04-2016

In the end, I won’t make a sweater out of heavy worsted yarn again (heavy in that it’s more aran than worsted-weight, and heavy in that superwash yarn always seems to hang heavily). In future, sport-weight is my sweater sweet-spot.

The final sweater fits pretty well - if slightly longer than I’d prefer. I think a few minutes in the dryer might tighten things up a bit.

This sweater is super boring on a hanger. It’s saving grace is how it fits on one’s body. Can’t say I’ll make this again but I have a feeling I will wear it, unless it feels too bulky and long…

27-12-2016

So it just ended up being too heavy, too massive. I really don’t like aran weight yarn - esp. not for a sweater. Won’t knit above DK weight sweater anymore - and likely, I’ll stick with sport. I was going to rip it back (even though I don’t love the yarn) but the sweater looks good on Jeanette so I gave it to her.

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About this yarn
by SweetGeorgia Yarns
Worsted
100% Merino
200 yards / 115 grams

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  1. Very heavy weight (too much so for sweater)
  2. Good stitch definition
  • Originally queued: January 24, 2016
  • Project created: March 25, 2016
  • Finished: April 4, 2016
  • Updated: December 23, 2019
  • Progress updates: 9 updates