Eighties Revival

Remember all those sweaters I knit? More Grey, Now a FrancisAccidental Harry Potter SweaterFrankenpatterned LeavesHoles and Isis Tailcoat? I had a little yarn left over from all of those and decided to patchwork myself a sweater, using an additional ball of purple. It is fairly reminiscent of the enormous sweaters of the eighties, although this one is slightly more fitted. The base patterns are the Knit Crew Sweater and Patchwork Sweater, which I adapted to my liking to fit. These are the notes I made on Ravelry.

It took me a good few times of cast on and frog to get to where I needed to be. The black yarn is slightly thicker than the others, so I could not use my normal amount of stitches. There are some blocks with eyelets (red) and the sleeves have really random patterns. On the front and back are seams cross-stitched together. This is because the method I chose at the start (knitting in the round) does not work as well when you want to change colours. So I decided to knit about twenty stitches in a loose strip that I would seam later. This worked remarkably well. The rest of the sweater is not actually patch worked, it’s just colour changes.

It has been worn and it wears quite pleasantly. The neck is remarkably high, but it does not bother me. We will see how often it actually sees the light of day, because I’m not 100% sure that it is super work appropriate. On the other hand.. How often do I really care about that?!

Right after finishing this one, I frogged a pair of socks and cast on for a new set. They are now slightly beyond the toes, so who knows. I might just finish socks this year.

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About Luus

I'm a girl in my mid-twenties, living in the Netherlands. I like to do creative stuff and I read a lot.
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