It’s that time of the week again…


and I have a finished sweater!!

Meet Chuck, my test for Andi of Untangling Knots.

Knit with Cascade 220 in THE perfect shade of red #9552.

I love cropped sweaters, they truly look fantastic with day/tea dresses so when I found this dress in Portland on the way to Ireland I knew it had to be mine. It was a tad big at the time under the arms but other than that it fit well so I took it home.

My mum however is a whizz with the sewing machine and has been taking things in for me for a long time. She added a  quick tuck on either sided and  fixed the issues! Thanks mum!

……but what’s a black and white polka dot dress without a little red right!

I knew immediately I wanted my version of Chuck to be red to complete my ensemble. I found that perfect shade of red when I knit T’s Miss Lancelot in the Spring and knew I wanted to use that same yarn again for mine.

The center cable really sets off this little number but surround it by simple cables and you’ve got the perfect combination.

I adore the  3/4 sleeves and the fact that my summer dress is now wearable through the Fall and Winter with the addition of a worsted sweater.

The sweater is knit from the top down in pieces and then joined at the under arms to be worked in one full piece to complete the sweater.I really love this technique. Everything comes together so quickly and before you know it you have a finished body.

The sleeves are picked up and worked back and for in short rows for the caps and then joined in the round.

Andi’s pattern are clear, concise and very well written.

I would definitely recommend knitting one of her beautiful designs, you won’t be disappointed!

The only thing chuck needs know is a longer collared shirt so I can wear it with jeans too.

Suggestions are welcome!

21 thoughts on “Chuck

  1. Love this! I didn’t know I was such a fan of cropped sweaters until I saw this. It’s perfect with that dress and with a shirt and jeans, amazing. I think I need to add more cropped looks to my wardrobe!

  2. Okay… the sweater is lovely, but I do have to say – it’s a good thing we are not the same size because I would totally be driving across the country to steal your DRESS!!!! LOVE IT!

  3. I love cropped sweaters but they don’t look great on everyone … you can definitely pull it off. Love the red and cascade 220 is a fave.

  4. Dear Kelly,
    your sweater and the whole look is gorgeous and suits you so well! That’s such a great idea – contrast polka dot dress and red aran pullover!
    Could you tell more about shoes, bags or any coats you will wear this look with?

  5. The sweater is beautiful – just like you! I love the red and Cascade is terrific. I think it looks lovely with the dress, and you could wear it with just a long sleeve tee underneath too. Congrats, and maybe you’ll get to finish another sweater for the KAL.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous and oh so perfect on you! I must say I really love how you paired your red sweater with you pr dress. Very stylish :)

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