Yesterday afternoon, I finished Skogafjall. I was up til after 3 a.m. Sunday morning knitting on this sweater.
It hasn’t been soaked and blocked yet but we’re going to have a few days without the a/c running so I’m going to wait to soak and block it til we have the a/c back on so it will dry quickly.
The yarn is Cascade 220 (NOT superwash). The colors are:
- Dark green – 2445 – Shire
- Lighter Green – 980 – Pesto
- Natural – 1010
Doing these last two colorwork projects (Fern & Feather that I did just the colorwork on last week) has really helped with my colorwork/stranding skills.
Also, this Skaogafjall sweater – it fits better than any sweater I’ve made . . ever! I love it. The pattern suggested 2 – 4″ of positive ease so I made the size that would give me about 3.5″ of positive ease and I think it will go a bit over 4″ once it’s blocked. I’ll probably wear a cotton (not knit) shirt under it so I can yank that sweater off if I feel a hot flash coming on and having it a bit looser will make it easier to get off without too much effort.
A while back we ordered yarn to make one for Vince too so I need to get started on that one for him.
I love colorwork so long as I don’t do it for extended periods . . like til 3 a.m. It’s kinda hard on my achy hands.
Anyway, I’m really pleased with it.