October 16, 2014


The Versio Sweater – finished!

Versio Sweater - back

Versio Sweater - front

Knit. Washed. Worn. Finished.

And I love it.

I love the crazy colors, and the striping, and the fit, and the hood.

Love, love, love.

Apologies for inclusion of the phone, but it’s how I’m controlling the camera…

Versio Sweater - side view

Project Details

The Pattern: Versio by Ankestrick

The Yarn: 1 skein of Julie Asselin’s “Merletto,” 1 skein of Sweet Georgia’s “Merino Silk Lace,” 1 skein of Fiberspates’ “Scrumptious,” and 2 skeins of Cascade’s “Forest Hills.”

The Needles: US 8 (5.0 mm) needle
The Gauge: 24 sts = 4 inches; 30 rows = 4 inches
The Size: small

The Modifications: lots
: held 2 strands of lace weight together throughout – instead of one
: different color sequence – but kept the stripes at 12 rows/stripe
: left out the cording
: added a hood – following Rililie’s notes

Versio Sweater - shoulder

The sleeves are made using the contiguous method for working seamless top down set in sleeves.

While I think the method is really interesting, and something I want to play with in the future, the armscyes* on this sweater ended up way to large for me.
*The armscye is the measurement around the armhole of a garment – where your sleeve attaches to the body of a garment.

Part of that is probably so that the sweater can go over a shirt of some sort – and part of it is probably due to my messing a bit with the gauge.

It certainly isn’t the end of the world.

Versio Sweater - hood

The original pattern has a deep, square collar, but I replaced that with a hood.

I followed the notes on Rililie’s Ravelry project page. I worked 6 stripes straight, then bound off the center stitches and worked 1 stripe on either side of the bind off, and finished with 2 rows on either side with the blue & yellow, before working a three needle bind off.

Every time I put on the hood I feel a little bit like a cartoon character.
Which I love.

blue and yellow cording - made with yarn

The hems on the sleeves & body are turned hems that create a tube designed to have cording threaded through. I had planned to use yellow & blue cording, so it wouldn’t clash with the black & yellow hems.

After wearing it, I think I’m going to close up the slits in the sleeve hems (leaving just straightforward turned hems) and not thread the cording through the bottom hem.

I don’t think the sweater needs it, and I’ll find another use for the cording.

Versio Sweater Hem

I wrote 3 posts about the process of knitting this sweater:
The Versio Sweater – beginnings
The Versio Sweater – a sweater body, sleeves, and a change of plans
The Versio Sweater – hood, finishing, and making twisted cord

Versio Sweater - close up