FO – Flax sweater.
I am d-o-n-e!! After an epic Flax fail last week, something turned inside of me and I reknitted the sweater in a week. Do you know this feeling when you rip something out and when you start all over again you hurry up to get to the point where you had to stop the last time and only after that it feels like you are actually making some progress? I guess that is exactly what helped to reknit it so fast. Or maybe my hand dyed pima cotton treasures that are waiting for me in the corner and calling my name. Now I can finally get to them!
Ravelry page. Flax. All the posts on this project are listed in order.
Pattern. Flax by Tin Can Knits.
Yarn. Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Bittersweet Heather shade. You can read more about this yarn here – The New Knitting Season.
Shaping. A top down raglan sweater with no body shaping. It was my first top down raglan, I can’t believe it took me so long to try it! The logic behind construction is very clear and easy to follow.
Texture. I love the simple combination of classic ribbing and garter stitch panel.
The pattern is designed for both men and women. I like the garter detail on men’s shoulders, but honestly I am not sure about the women’s version. I tried it on and I felt like garter panel adds an extra width to my shoulders. But maybe because it’s just too big for me.
Modifications. I didn’t do any mods, except adding extra ribbing length to the sleeves. My hubby always complains that all his sweaters are too short in sleeves for him. So I doubled the length figuring out that if it’s too long for him he can always fold it.
It surely feels good to have a project coming off the needles after a long break! Wearing post is coming, though I doubt my hubby allows to take a picture of him, so I am going to wrap myself into the warmth of Peruvian wool. I have a distinct feeling that I will borrow the sweater quiet often. After knitting it two times I think I deserve a piece of it too 🙂