FO – Gesture Sweater
Detailed post with the list of techniques used can be found here – Gesture Sweater. FO Details.
Happy Wednesday! This weekend we went for a long walk in one of my favorite neighborhoods and took way too many photos of the recently finished alpaca sweater. What can I say… This is one of the softest sweaters I have ever had. Thunderstorm season is fully on, mornings are foggy and rainy, so the first thing I do in the early dawn hours is to put the sweater on and drink a big cup of tea… So, so cozy!
I was a little bit worried about how it would react to blocking, but the sweater hold its shape and didn’t grew much, so the length is just perfect. Side seams also help to hold shape. Mattress stitch was so easy to work with this yarn – it is very smooth and silky and creates perfectly even practically invisible seam.
I think I know what I’ll wear for my 40-hour trip to my family. I always get cold on the planes and their acrylic/polyester blankets don’t help at all 🙂 Gesture sweater is like a cocoon to wrap yourself in!
Did I mention how much I love those sleeves?! I added a couple of extra cm to them and the degree of coziness jumped up 🙂 I will always choose way too long sleeves over classic ones!
The central cable panel is mirrored on the sleeves and creates a very dramatic effect. It was also a great point of interest while knitting – keeps your mind engaged!
As you can see neckline is slightly wider than the original version. It was very easy to modify – just a couple of extra stitches each side of a neckline.
Cozy, cozy, cozy!!! I am so happy I chose this kit, I know I will wear this sweater forever!!
Ok, I should stop bombarding you with sweater photos and get to business! It is GIVEAWAY time!!
I know knitters have a soft spot for fall and all the cozy things that go along with it. I know you are already dreaming of sitting on your sofa, drinking hot cocoa and knitting away while leaves change their color… What about an extra cozy chunky easy to knit blanket to accompany you?!
We Are Knitters are offering you a chance to win one of their most popular kits – Udon Blanket. The kit contains 5 balls (200 gr each) of 100% Peruvian wool yarn; wooden knitting needles, the pattern, sewing needles and your very own label! The difficulty level is EASY, perfect even for absolute beginners. The stitch is basic and super easy to knit. It will be a great mindless relaxing zen knitting project and at the end you will get a great piece of knit decoration for your house! The winner will be able to choose her/his own color -Brown, Honey, Pink, Fuchsia, Red Klein, Blue Turquoise, Deep Turquoise, Beige, Bubblegum, Salmon… So are you in?!
To enter the giveaway follow this link – WAK Newsletter. By the way I am signed up to the company’s newsletter for a long time now and they send only helpful information – the discount codes/blog tutorials/new items in the store.
The giveaway is closed! The winner is Ruth Shields. Congratulations!
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.