It's finished -- Make a Wish, designed by Joji Locatelli. I used the Sundara yarn called for in the pattern. When I ordered it, there were two additional colors offered for this pattern, which aren't on the web site anymore. I chose this beautiful light gray/blue called Glacier. It has a different impact than the intense fuschia of the original, but I think it works just as well. In fact, for me it works better - I love fuschia, but I will find this color a lot easier to wear.
This sweater is a lot of knitting. It's also a pleasure. First you knit around the "flounce". For my size, I should have knit 16 repeats of the flounce lace chart -- but after 15 repeats, the length of my piece was already "too long". Looking at other people's sweaters, and "talking" to them on Ravelry, I decided not to tear out the work I did. I think that was a good decision. I did change to a smaller needle for the back and sleeves.
I also made the sleeves shorter, because that's how long my arms are.
The yarn is fine and soft and smells like silk. I think it will be cozy enough but a good three-season sweater, comfortable indoors and under a coat.
- Make a Wish by Joji Locatelli
- 3 skeins (with maybe a third of a skein leftover) Sundara fingering silky merino, 50% silk, 50% merino wool, color Glacier. 500 yards/150 grams
- US 5, 4, and 2 needles
- size 38/40
- On Ravelry here.