Phoenix Test
November 12, 2018
November 26, 2018

Phoenix Test

Tester project info
Phoenix by Libby Jonson
smallest with modifications below
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
20 stitches
in stockinette in the round on larger needles
890 yards = 6.5 skeins
Rowan Cotton Cashmere
0.5 skeins = 68.5 yards (62.6 meters), 25 grams
Rowan Cotton Cashmere
6 skeins = 822.0 yards (751.6 meters), 300 grams

LOVE this in every way. The yoke pattern is really pretty and just the way I like a yoke pattern to be: simple and unfussy, plus the design stops before the apex of the bust which I think is more flattering. The yarn was perfect for this sweater, making this a super fun knit and lovely sweater to wear. I’ve got some white Rowan Creative Linen earmarked for a summer Phoenix. Don’t know the contrasting color yet. Maybe charcoal?

Even though this was a test, I did make some designer approved modifications:

Knit with smaller gauge to get a sweater with less ease and less bulk. I am 5’ 1” and I know what I can and can’t get away with!

Did not add any underarm stitches after the sleeve separation.

Knit longer sleeves with a stockinette rolled hem.

Added a wee bit of body length.

I’d give both the yarn and pattern 10 stars if I could.

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by Rowan
85% Cotton, 15% Cashmere goat
137 yards / 50 grams

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  2. Machine wash and dry
  3. Easy to knit
  • Project created: November 7, 2018
  • Finished: November 27, 2018
  • Updated: January 26, 2020