I haven’t tested anything in a while and I honestly don’t really do testing anymore but when I saw Suvi’s sample I just knew that I wanted to knit it. It may have helped that I had the perfect yarn in my stash too.
I knit this with:
Yarn: Schoeller and Stahl Fortissima Alpaka in colours 3011 and 3009
Needles: 3.75mm and 4mm
Size:36 – 2′ of ease is built in.
The pattern is well written and easy to execute. I love the details on the cuff and the ribbing at the bottom of the yoke. It really sets it apart from anything I have come across.
I decided to knit the 36 for this sweater. That turns out to be a 34 with 2 inches of positive ease and it is just the right size for me and my growing bump. Enough room to grow a bit but still small enough that I can wear it afterwards too.
The yarn used is a fingering weight Alpaca so while it is warm it is still super lightweight. This is a perfect sweater for Early Fall!
There are so many beautiful versions of this popping up in the test group. It really does look great in a rainbow of colours but grey on grey was calling to me and I don’t think I will regret my colour choices. It is just so wearable!
The pattern is available here.