I started this sweater at the beginning of December out of my Pteranodon yarn It is a 4-ply 100% Merino worsted weight yarn. It’s thick, squishy, and just generally gorgeous. I dyed this sweater in an experimental colorway I call porcini, a kind of mushroomy brown.
The pattern is one I kind of made up as I went along. I knew I wanted a simple, top-down sweater. One that wasn’t too warm, but was warm enough, and one that was a quick knit but still had a little bit of intrigue. The idea was that it would be a utilitarian sweater, just as good for sitting on the sofa knitting as going out to chop wood or hunt mushrooms in the early spring.
I knit this on size 10 needles so the fabric wouldn’t be too dense. It has 3/4 sleeves and just a little bit of waste shaping. The best part is, that along the sides there is a surprise.
A little cable detail on both sides adds just the right amount of complication to keep this sweater simple, but still have something slightly different to do on every row.
Side cables. Utterly charming.
Some technical stuff:
Used 4.5 skeins of Pteranodon yarn (worsted weight)
Size 10 needles
Size 46 (with one inch positive ease)
Yes this is the sweater I was wearing at Winter Woolfest