I posted this on my Instagram a few days ago, so if you follow me there, this is old news.
The pattern is Epistrophy, by Kate Davies. I love her designs. All of the decreases are hidden in the diamonds. It is knit from the bottom up, with a yoke. It features a beaded rib. The whole thing is knitted in the round, with a steek, then (horrifically) cut.
The yarn is the Wool from the Andes Worsted Merlot Heather and the contrast is a heathered black. I bought it last year at their annual yarn sale, so the cost was about $30 to make, I think. The yarn IS scratchy. I am not in love with the yarn. I might try soaking it in conditioner, but I am too impatient to let it dry because I want to wear it everyday.
And now for a cellphone photo history of its making. I usually avoid posting cellphone pictures on the blog, but I so rarely have my big camera out to take daily progress pictures, I decided to post them:
|Knitting the button bands|
|It was scary to cut open! I first had to sew several reinforcing seams down the from with a sewing machine.|
|I loved the colorwork; it was my favorite part.|
|I should have spent more time knitting in the hammock.|
|Kate and I knitted at the All American Council in Atlanta. I got a lot of the sweater done that week.|
|The sleeves felt somewhat evil.|
|The cuff of the sleeve.|
|Working the body.|
|Ha, this was probably from March.|
|The beaded rib of the bottom band. I think this was my third try because I kept messing it up.|