Sunday, January 25, 2015

new sweater YUKA


i was perusing ravelry the other night, and stumbled upon a newly released sweater pattern called YUKA.

there was a coupon code available to get it at a discount, and i was itching to start something new (since i keep ripping out my juniper pullover with silly mistakes).

it's a nice pullover! and i had some yarn in stash … lionbrand fishermen's wool.

i swatched and couldn't get the gauge of 18 sts / 4 inches. my gauge was a bit bulkier, so i opted to knit the next size smaller.

it has an interesting construction which starts with a cable strip knitted for the backside. then stitches are picked up and knitted downward in rib. then the ribbing for the front hem is knitted and then the whole thing is joined in the round to knit the body upwards.

i'm on the waist shaping now, and i'm on the easy bits of mindless stockinette … just what i need this week.

1 comment:

elns said...

Oh, I'm so happy you've found something else to get your mojo back. Reading you describe the pattern shows how interested you are. Do you think you'll redo the ripped one? Just wondering.