pattern: Saddle Shoulder Sweater from Knitting Without Tears
yarn: Mission Falls 1824 Wool – Denim and Putty
Cascade 220 Superwash – Red – for hems
needles: Clover Bamboo
cast on: March 2nd cast off: March 11th
notes: I loved knitting this sweater. I actually had to reknit the sweater after finishing the arms and getting a couple of inches into the body. The yarn I had in stash was from before Mission Falls closed and reopened, and I started to panic that I wouldn’t have enough to finish the sweater, with no way of getting another skein in the same dye lot. If I had been knitting a yoked sweater I could have added color into the yoke with no problem, but it would have looked very strange on the saddle shoulder. I picked up the putty yarn at a LYS and added some stripes to the body and arms. I’m glad I did as it would have been very close and I don’t think my heart could have taken it. Then again if I had knit the body of the sweater a little shorter, I prolly would have been okay, but I like the longer length. I did have to fudge a bit on the shoulder/neck decreases since I wanted a larger opening for his pun’kin head. All in all, I would knit another EZ sweater in a second, loved the whole process, even with the ripping and the grafting.