My sweater no.13
Last spring, one of my favourite designer launched a new sweater pattern and I completely fell in love with the design. So I decided to knit it, I finished knitting this sweater at the beginning of summer and it’s finally the season to share it with you!
This sweater has everything I am looking for in a sweater: it’s loose fitting, it has beautiful raglan increases, it has the nicest turtle neck and I love the stitch! On top of that, it’s from my favourite designer My Favourite Things Knitwear. I just HAD to knit it.
Pattern is well written and it even has links to video’s for the tricky bits. The pattern includes size XS to XXL. Like I said, I really like this designer and I already used two of her pattern before: camisole no.4 and veste no.3 spring edition.
It was really tricky to find the right yarn that was not going to cost 200$ :). The sweater is knitted with a strand of mohair which makes it very fluffy but makes the prize very high. I ended up going to Biscottes yarns and the employee helped me find a yarn that is a little bigger so I could get the right gauge without a mohair strand. I end it up going with the Drops Air and it is very light and fluffy so it still gave the look of mohair.
Here are the details:
I made the size XS and made no adjustment. The sweater stretched a lot when I blocked it so the sleeves and the body are a little longer than expected, but I stil really like it.
- 7 skeins of Drops Air that I bought at Biscottes yarns
- Sweater no.13 by My Favourite Things Knitwear
- 5mm circular needles with a 40cm and 80cm long cable
Here are the pictures:
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2 thoughts on “My sweater no.13”
Using 5 mm needles, did you get the right gauge? or did you have to make a much larger size? Thanks – I’m thinking of saving a little money by making it with Drops Air like you 🙂
Hello! Yes I got the right gauge with the drops air with 5mm (after being blocked).
The only thing different is that the the result is not as thick and more airy than the pattern. I still think it’s a good alternative that is a lot cheaper!