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Aug
2014
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The Versio Sweater – beginnings

I’m not a sweater knitter. I’m a shawl knitter.
I was a sock knitter for awhile.
I’ve knit some mittens. And some hats.
I knit a bag once. And a blanket.
Some stuffed animals. And a pair of slippers.

But I don’t really knit sweaters.
I’ve finished a total of 5.
I felted one.
And one needs a dropped stitch tacked down.
And one I might over dye.

So I have 3 that are wearable (one of which has a date with the dye pot.)
And one that has about 10 minutes of work on it.

knitted sweater

But I started another one last week.
Which brings me up to 5 sweaters on the needles.
(I’m not quite sure how that happened…)

The pattern is Versio by Ankestrick (here it is on Ravelry.) It’s a top down pullover, with continuous set in long sleeves (which are kind of totally brilliant!), and I’ll be adding the hood that Rililie on Ravelry wrote out.

knitted sweater sleeve

I chose it to fill the role of a sweatshirt in my self-made wardrobe. I wanted something light but warm, that would be easy to wear, but not boring to knit.

I’m holding two strands of lace weight yarn together (the pattern calls for one strand of lace weight) on a size US 8 (5.0 mm) needle.

knitting

I’m using 1 skein of Julie Asselin’s “Merletto,” 1 skein of Sweet Georgia’s “Merino Silk Lace,” 1 skein of Fiberspates’ “Scrumptious,” and 1 skein of Cascade’s “Forest Hills.”

knitting

I’m hoping most of 1 skein of each will be a enough. Everything (except the Cascade), is from some swatching I was doing for my LYS, so I have one almost full skein of each.

I’m beginning to have my doubts that this will be enough yarn on it’s own. If it’s not,  I’m planning on doing the lower portions of the body and sleeve in the solid black Cascade.

I’m at the waist now and zooming towards the hem, while still trying to work out how I ended up with *5* sweaters on my needles…

(please tell me I’m not the only one who finds it amusing that I have the same number of sweater WIPs as I do FOs.)

sweater

6 Responses

  1. Mary Anne Wilmouth

    Beautiful sweater, love the style and pattern. I’m a shawl knitter also but will do a sock or two and a poncho.

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