Atlas by Jared Flood
Yarn: Purl Soho Line Weight
Colours: Oyster Gray, Cardamon Green, Heirloom White and Peacock Blue
Needles: 2.75, 3.75 and 4mm Round Needles
Start of project: August 16th , 2015
End of project: September 12th, 2015
This sweater was supposed to be my second sweater for this year's summer sweater knitalong. I still haven't started the first sweater on my list up to today (but I have the yarn all ready) because of two babies: I first knit Playdate for the KAL and then another baby was born and I knit a Peanut. When I was finally ready for the sweaters on my actual list, I decided to knit this one first, because my boy is growing and the biggest size is only a 10 and I got slightly panicky. Once I measured him I realised that size 10 should be a good fit and I was ready to go.
I didn't order the proper yarn meant for this sweater - Brooklyn Tweed LOFT. Somehow I was scared that it would break all the time and that it would be too scratchy. (I definitely want to try some Brooklyn Tweed soon, no more shying away from it now). Instead I searched for a similar yarn and found the Purl Soho Line Weight. I really liked the colours (aren't those names the best) and once it arrived I knew that scratchiness definitely wasn't going to be a problem, because this yarn is soo soft. I wasn't sure how well it would hold up because it felt as fragile as spider's webs but somehow it looked ok even though the ends got really felty while hanging around.
The body took a long time and then instead of getting to an interesting part I had to knit two sleeves. More stockinette that went on forever. I decided to learn a new technique and knit both of them at the same time (definitely worth repeating). Finally I got to put everything together and then I could start the colour work. It was slow but I enjoyed knitting it. It was my first time with three colours in the same row and even while the yarn got tangled up in places it wasn't too hard to do.
Before the weekend in Tschiertschen all that was left was the collar, a lot of loose ends and the holes between the arms and the body. I got it all done by Saturday and therefore got to take a few pictures while still in the mountains.
I wasn't totally sure that it would fit Yannick. Today he tried it on and it looked ok. I blocked the arms and the body slightly longer so it will fit him through the next growth spurt which might happen any day. I am really pleased with how this turned out and I am quite envious of the beautiful yoke - I can see a fair isle sweater for myself not too far away ;-)