She’s finally done! Despite all the trials and tribulations, and the fact that I lost my knitting mojo for a little while there (not her fault really) I absolutely love her.
“Gee, it’s a little chilly out here, got to keep moving”
She is not as fitted as the original pattern, as, well, to be blunt, she is heavy and floppy and not good on structure. As I mentioned previously she tends to flow wherever possible and must be constrained by strict tight edges. A good many decreases and much shaping through the waist was required just to get this straight shape. However the sweater is comfortable to wear and looks nice, and best of all, I feel nice wearing it.
Yarn: Tesla from Art
, 18 skeins
Pattern: Adrienne Vittadini Book 25 Pattern #3, garter stitch pullover
Needle size 7; 19 stitches and 33 rows to 4" in garter stitch.
Body and sleeves knitted in round attached then attached and knit as one piece to the neck. The only seams were small seams at the underarm join.
The neckline was finished by binding off with Tesla and
’s Suri Merino held together followed by one row of single crochet.
Detail of yarn colors for neck edge: The reflection of light off the snow makes Tesla look a little pinker than it appears to the eye, but the reflection also picks up the pinks in the Suri Merino as well.
Thank you Claudia for inspiration, ideas, and help with this sweater. Without Claudia's advice and experience I would probably not have knit this sweater in the round and might have been more reluctant to try the smaller needles. Although Claudia's Tesla really a totally different kind of sweater than mine, and absolutely gorgeous, I don't think I would have worn a sweater out of the fabric I initially got on the recommended needles. I would have been tangled up in it the first time I wore it, being an incredibly clumsy clutsy sort, and I probably would have to have been extracted with wire cutters and pliers. I am quite happy with the (different) sweater I got.