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A sweater for most seasons

Apparently, there is no such thing as too many short-sleeved, V-neck pullovers. But while I liked the last one I made, I love this one, even though it’s a tiny bit shorter than I wanted (my fault, not the pattern’s):

Pattern: Peregrine by Kate Gilbert
Yarn: Cascade 220 Sport in color 8892
Needles: US4 / 3.50mm Clover bamboo circulars and Plymouth bamboo DPNs

The length and weight make this more of a skirt sweater, I think. Arm Candy’s a good casual sweater for jeans or heavier skirts. Peregrine, on the other hand, isn’t as heavy, so won’t look so odd with the lighter skirts I wear most of the year.

Speaking of the shaping, I kept the bulk of it at the sides, just like in the pattern. But, I added vertical bust darts. Unfortunately, they’re still a bit too high. I actually started them at a good point, but I think I need to do the increases more frequently next time. Still fits fine though.

I get why this was written to be knit in the round, but for some reason, it felt like it took longer to knit than something in pieces would have. Something about the length of the rows/rounds. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me.

I was waffling on working the picot edging for the sleeves and body – I hated the first couple of rows so much, I almost ripped them out and went for a plain bottom hem – but I guess it was worth it. I’m not sure I can say the same about the bindoff for the collar, since you can barely see the points.

I had just barely enough yarn to finish; I had to cannibalize my swatch. No big deal though. Speaking of the yarn, the Cascade 220 Sport was lovely to knit with, though it did stain my needles. But there was very little bleed when I was actually washed the sweater, and it blocked out beautifully.

I don’t see myself wearing Peregrine during the hottest months – it is a wool sweater, after all. But it should be perfect for pretty much the rest of the year. Yay for (nearly) year-round wear!

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