Love this sweater - it is by far the best knitted item I’ve made so far.
The pattern is fun and straight forward. The lace pattern easy to memorize and the colour work ‘just one more row’ish…’
This sweater is possible to make in so many different colour combinations!
Needles/Gauge: Used 4 mm needles (US 6) at all times. I’m a loose knitter especially with lace patterns. And upon start of the project (a train ride) I had just brought the 4 mm ones. It worked fine.
Sleeves: Size 1. 8.5 lace pattern repeats before joining with the body. Sleeves are a little bit longer so that they can be pulled down over the hands. Increased every 3:d and 11:th row but not until lace row 11 on the 3:d round (i.e round 32 as the sleeves begin on row 12).
Body: Size 2. 6.5 lace pattern repeats before joining with sleeves. I’m slightly taller than average so increased the length a little bit.
Joining: Before joining the sleeves to the body I increased/decreased stitches so that the lace pattern could be kept in the round. Better would have been to not do the BO strictly around the BOR of the sleeves but to have an even number, matching the lace repeat pattern on the sleeves upon joining and place the BO’s more carefully - where it matches! It doesn’t show that I decreased and increased in different places but it would have felt better to be consistent.
One lace pattern repeat after joining. During 3 last sts rounds, stitch number was increased to match size 2 total number of sts to be able to keep the colour work pattern.
Other: Used the purl-ribbing upon start of colourwork even if not suggested in the pattern - for consistency.
When changing to a new color, after rib and at rib - I used the technique with a lifted stitch on the second row to eliminate ‘row-jumps’.
Errors in pattern:
The colourwork chart has one box/st of colour D too much on each decrease row.
Yarn: Plucky knitter ‘Trusty’ and ‘Primo Worsted’. Trusty is a bit more scratchy, but ok. I will wear it with a top next to my skin. Was a little bit afraid that the running threads on the backside of the colourwork would show on the front as I was using not so rustique yarn - but it works perfectly well.
Love this sweater. When I tried it on before the last flower repeat I could have ended there, making the rib and end up with a more open neck version. Will definitely make more yoke sweaters.