A new springtime sweater.
Pattern: Soay by Gudrun Johnston
Yarn: St Denis Nordique in “Olive”
I first considered knitting this sweater after I saw this one. I know I could trust the pattern because I was so pleased with the quality of the pattern for Levenwick I made two years ago. Gudrun seems to go the extra mile to design patterns that have a nice finishing to them – techniques that may take just a little bit more time, but result in a beautiful, polished finished result. I admire her work quite a bit.
Soay has the same feel, with I-cord finishing & a beautiful sleeve cap made with short rows (a new technique for me). This won’t be the last of her patterns I make.
My only disappointment with this is the YARN. While the color and feel is very nice, it does seems like it is going to “fuzz” on me. In hindsight I wish I’d instilled my “Good Stuff” philosophy a little sooner, but, oh well. It was inexpensive yarn and I fell for a sale. And trust me, it’s not the worst yarn I’ve used, just not my favorite. Would I buy it again? Nope.
Now I must say I am rather proud of myself for the finishing spree I’ve been on. I’ve been knocking out old WIPs left and right. I’ve just finished another shawl, which will be blocked today, and am on the home stretch on a cardigan for my daughter. It’s a good feeling, cleaning the slate.
See you soon.