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Hill Country pullover

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February 1 2011
February 19 2011
Project info
Hill Country pullover
Hill Country by Snowden Becker
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend
3.5 skeins = 1050.0 yards (960.1 meters), 350 grams
K1 Yarns Knitting Boutique
December 2008

Finally found the right project for this yarn that I got when I visited Scotland for a conference several years ago. This variegated yarn looks absolutely LOVELY in the Welting Fantastic pattern--an effect my friend Amelia calls “phony Missoni.” The close-up photo from blocking shows the gorgeous color variations--mother-of-pearly oyster gray, blush pink, moss green, and pale blue. This Virgo colorway has, I think, been discontinued (I bought this yarn FOREVER ago) but the current Dove colorway comes pretty close…

The design works really well as a pullover for those of us who don’t live in a climate cold enough to really justify a full-length sweater dress. Now I can wear my Hill Country IN the Hill Country…woo-hoo! This yarn substitution was really easy, too; I just checked gauge and went up a size in the pattern to a M to get a finished garment that matched the size S measurements. (If you’re planning to do likewise, note that the number of skeins is for the 100g put-up, which may not be available widely in the US--double the number if you’re buying 50g skeins!) Manos Silk Blend is so nice to work with, too--really lovely stuff. I’m thrilled this turned out so well. Can’t wait for a blustery March day to wear it!

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by Manos del Uruguay
70% Merino, 30% Silk
150 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: February 22, 2011
  • Updated: February 22, 2011