I managed to finish my Urban Aran before leaving for camp, and I’m so glad I did.
It was the perfect companion for all the cold, grey, wet weather we had in Victoria and at camp.
Every time I finish something it’s my new favorite. For a while at least. I think this sweater is destined to be a favorite for a good long time though.
The use of pattern for clever shaping is genius. What a flattering fit! In fact the best fitting sweater I’ve made.
I convinced some of my fellow campers to help me give you a mini gallery. The ribbing makes this sweater fit a lot of different shapes and sizes and I think it looks darn good on everyone! Thanks guys.
Irishgirlie was too busy cuddling it, to try it on.
The knitting is interesting without being overwhelming, and once you get started the pattern is easy to follow along with a chart.
I choose to make the sweater with Woobu doubled (color is Thraven) and I’m so pleased I did. The mix of fibers (merino & bamboo) created a sweater that is enough to keep you toasty, but not so much you roast. It’s light, soft, and has a wonderful variation of color. However cabling without a needle, and with doubled yarn, was not my favorite thing.
What was my favorite thing? Look at that zippper! Perfectly lined up!
Did I baste and pin and sweat over it? No way. I used Terrifically Tacky Tape (found with scrapbook supplies), taped it where I wanted it, and sewed right over the top. Super fast and a great result. I think up my best tricks when trying to get out work! Maybe laziness is the mother of invention.
It does gum up your needle but I had no trouble wiping off. Even if it didn’t I’d be willing to replace a needle for quick, easy zipper installation.
I like it so much I’m almost hoping summer doesn’t come soon.