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Blue Sky, Clouds, and Daffodils

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March 1 2013
March 8 2013
Project info
Blue Sky, Clouds, and Daffodils
Tea with Jam and Bread by Heidi Kirrmaier
10 years
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
927 yards
Quince & Co. Lark
4 skeins = 536.0 yards (490.1 meters), 200 grams
Quince and Co.
Quince & Co. Lark
1 skein = 134.0 yards (122.5 meters), 50 grams
Quince and Co.
Rooster Almerino Aran
2.5 skeins = 257.5 yards (235.5 meters), 125 grams
Laughing Hens in Chester, Cheshire

My son Tristan has been waiting a l-o-n-g time for his first sweater. I let him choose the pattern and the colourways for his ninth birthday (in February); these colours cheerfully sing out ‘Tristan’ to me!

I would be tempted to call this pullover “Lego” - the stipes really remind me of Lego blocks - but Tristan has never been fond of Lego and he opted for a name associated with spring!

A clearly written pattern although my logic struggled with the pocket instructions. I couldn’t quite understand how the pockets were supposed to be attached to the main body. Of course they are knitted along the bottom seams along with the body in the round whilst the sides of the pockets are whip-stitched once everything is completed. I also find the sleeves long: I was obliged to modify the number of rounds between each sleeve decrease to fit my son’s arm-length.

Tristan is delighted with his pullover which is a trifle big for his slim nine-year-old frame. He really jumped for joy.

Rooster Almerino Aran is a DREAM to use. These skeins were in my stash and each and every time I knit with Rooster I love it a little more.

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by Rooster
50% Alpaca, 50% Merino
103 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: March 9, 2013
  • Finished: March 9, 2013
  • Updated: March 10, 2013