Well, I finally have my light weight sweater finished and just In time for the cold front we are getting. Had I finished this last week when we were still having 60 and 70 degree days, I could have worn it. But this morning the temperature was in the 30s as I left for work, so the sweater has been put on a shelf until spring weather returns.
This sweater was easy to knit, but maybe a little boring because it is all stockinette stitch except for the shoulders and edges and that is garter stitch. The sweater didn't involve any seaming either and I liked that. The sleeves were knit first and then joined together to begin the body of the sweater.
I think what helped make this sweater was the yarn. I really like the way the yarn feels and I'm a little surprised by that because of all the synthetic fibers. I'm usually not one that likes too much rayon and polyester in my clothes at all - but I like this sweater. The fabric does have a nice drape and softness.
I also love the colors. The little coils in the yarn knit up and gave the stockinette fabric quite a bit of interest. I'm looking forward to wearing this sweater - but I think I"ll need to wear a camisole or t-shirt underneath.
Oh, and that goofy look on my face? Well I'm not yet used to taking my own picture. I got a tripod and a remote control for my camera for Christmas. I can now take my own finished project shots with me as a model.
Pattern: The Portland Sweater by Valley Yarns (Webs)
Yarn: Noro Sakura - color #5; 13 skeins;
36% rayon, 28% polyester,
18% nylon, 11% silk,
7% lamb's wool
Needles: addi TURBO - US# 6 (4 mm)
Notes: no modifications were made while knitting this pattern