Pattern: Kim Hargreaves, Rowan Denim People
Yarn: 8 balls Cotlin (Cotton/Linen blend) – Knitpicks.com
Needles: #4 US Knitpick Options Circulars
Modifications: It has been awhile since I finished this sweater so I’ll try and remember all the modifications. I enjoy knitting in the round whenever I can, and considering this sweater was so simple, I decided to use circular knitting. Instead of setting in the sleeves I used a chapter out of the Cobblestone experience and set aside stitches for the underarm, which I kitchener stitched to the body of the sweater. I added a couple more waist decreases, omitted several bust increases, and lengthened the entire sweater. I chose not to do the boat neck because I really don’t like them.
Notes: I’m so-so on this project. I like it enough and I’m sure come winter, it will get some wear. I like the fact that I used a yarn that can be machine washed and dried. The dropped stitches make it look interesting and kind of trendy. Overall it was a very simple pattern, even a beginner could turn this sweater into an “in the round” project.