This is the sweater that I wear the most; the one that I get the most compliments on. It’s super comfortable and hangs well, with a nice drape, thanks to the sideways construction. It has some short rows from the hem to the underarm that give it both a bit of swing and some extra room at the hips, which I like in a sweater. The mock turtleneck gives the right amount of coverage for our weather on southern Vancouver Island, and the woollen spun yarn means the sweater feels almost weightless. The yarn is spun from Targhee wool grown in New York State, so it’s fairly soft yet holds up impressively well to wear: I’ve worn the ever-loving heck out of this thing for almost two years and haven’t de-pilled it once.
This sweater is the prototype for a pattern I released last year. Usually, I make a new sweater design once for myself, then tweak the design to fix any issues I find while wearing the prototype, and adjust the sizing for a more average body, which mostly involves making the sleeves and body a bit shorter. This sweater came out exactly right on the first go.
Yarn: Jill Draper Makes Stuff Kingston (100% Targhee wool; 247 m/270 yds per 113 g/4 oz) in Wiltwyck
Photos by Felicity Green.