Sunday, September 20, 2015

Make a Wish



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.

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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.

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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.

Details

  • 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.