Gesture Sweater. FO Details.

Gesture Sweater by We Are Knitters.

Gesture Sweater. We Are Knitters.

Happy Sunday! I am so happy to finally show you a finished sweater by We Are Knitters. But I am also sorry it is over, it was such a great knitting experience! This sweater is not just beautiful, but also very practical. I am definitely packing it for my upcoming trip!

Project Details

Pattern

Gesture Sweater by We Are Knitters. The pattern is pretty easy and basic if you are familiar with cable knitting. I followed it step by step only for one repeat and then referred to it once in awhile to check the shaping instructions – the knitting itself speaks to you and let’s you know when to cross the stitches for cables. It was a very engaging and addictive knit – just enough details to keep your interest, but easy enough to be a zen mindless knitting project.

Gesture Sweater. We Are Knitters.

Yarn

100% Baby Alpaca. When I received a kit and took all 13 squishy yarn balls out, all I wanted to do is just squeeze them ๐Ÿ™‚ This is probably the softest yarn I have ever worked with, it feels like marshmallow! The fiber created is perfect to wear next to your skin, it is not itchy at all and has a silky feel to it. I am also very happy with this color – natural beige takes different shades depending on light. I am definitely putting it on my to-buy list. It will make amazing oversize drapey sweaters! I was also pleased that the amount of yarn was exactly I needed – no leftovers!! Just a tiny ball left!

Design Details

Fit

Oversizeย drop shoulder sweater. The ease is around 6-8″. The fabric has a great drape, so all the extra inches of fabric don’t make you look huge, but gently “glide” along your body.

Gesture Sweater. We Are Knitters.

Texture

I fell in love with the central cable the moment I saw it! I am working right now with wide cables in my cardigan and I can’t get enough of them! So easy to knit, and it creates a very modern look.

Gesture Sweater. We Are Knitters.

Baby alpaca is just perfect for it! The cable turned out very “squeezable” and not stiff at all!

Gesture Sweater. We Are Knitters.

Neckline

I modified a neckline a little bit. The opening in my version is slightly wider than recommended in the pattern. I think it works better for me. The neckline is trimmed with crochet slip chain (step-by-step tutorial) + 1*1 ribbing. I already wore the sweater and the neckline sits perfectly, but I think for a firmer finishing I would use two strands of yarn. I’ll see how it holds the shape in the future, if I notice that it loses shape I will just re-knit it with two strands – I have just enough yarn left for it. Shoulders were sewn together with the horizontal shoulder seam. Here is a great tutorial to follow – Should Seam.

Gesture Sweater. We Are Knitters.

Sleeves

If you remember, I was working two sleeves at the same time; I like this method a lot, as it allows me to keep my gauge consistent and get both parts done at the same time. I went a little bit crazy with the length, I just couldn’t stop – the sleeves reach my finger tips! This is my favorite length for sleeves, it makes the sweater soย cozy!

Gesture Sweater. We Are Knitters.

Next week I will post aboutย a big yarn giveaway for you from We Are Knitters. I had so much fun collaborating with this company. The team is helpful, friendly and very passionate about what they do. I will definitely support them in the future!

Have a great Sunday!

P.S. The kit was sent to me by We Are Knitters for a review. All the opinions and thoughts expressed are entirely my own.


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20 Comments

  1. This is just beautiful! As you say, so squishy looking and looks so soft too! I like that you modified the neck a bit, I admire knitters who can do that successfully! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m working my way up to feeling my skills are WAK-worthy, and seeing this post inspires me to keep improving and gaining confidence.
    Thank you!

    • Thank you, Sue!! I am sure you will be able to knit everything that you want to soon. It just takes a little bit of practice and then the knitting world is your oyster ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I love those cables. They remind me of a wheat penny. I want to to make the sweater just to see it in real life. I can only imagine how soft the sweater feels. It came out beautiful.

  3. Oh wow, that sweater is absolutely stunning!! I love the cables, it’s just incredible. Can’t wait to see what it looks like on you!!

    • Thank you, dear Julie! This weekend we went for a long walk and took so many photos of it!! I still have to sort through them…

  4. What a work of art, I don’t know what else to say! The cables look magnificent!

  5. That’s lovely! You can always find use for a gray cabled sweater ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Wow, that sweater looks amazing!! I would love to build up my skills as a knitter to get to this level! Not quite there yet ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. gorgeous cabling!! I love the front cable with the double twist, and I bet you love this as well. How exciting to have a sweater you are so speedy in knitting ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you, Karen! I am?.. I thought it took me quiet a long time – a month and a week, I think. I guess weekends with good movies helped to speed up the process…

  8. Gorgeous sweater! The cables are so beautiful! You did well to give some extra length to the sleeves, it will be cozier this way ๐Ÿ˜‰
    More with the wearing photos….

  9. I love it. Those cables are divine. Looking forward to seeing the photos of you wearing it.

  10. This is gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to make it, but have been on the lookout for a FO that’d give me a good idea how it would turn out. How did you get the neckline to be wider?

    • Thank you, Saar! I just made the shoulders seams shorter. I also used 3.5 mm needle instead of 5 mm recommended in the pattern. But I am a loose knitter, so it might not work for everybody.

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