What about Lara? She’s done! Woo-hoo!
Here she is shortly after coming off the needles.
And here she is being worn.
I’m using a shawl pin to pin the front closed. I like it pinned, but I like it open as well. I’ve got a plain black dress that I think Lara will look great with.
I am pleased to report no problems with the pattern. It was easy to follow and I didn’t see any errors. I made the smallest size, which calls for 14 skeins of the Alpaca Silk. I used just over 13 skeins.
I was asked in the comments what kind of cast-on I used to add stitches on either sides of the sleeves to create the body of the sweater. I did a simple backwards loop cast-on. Looks don’t count here, as these cast-ons will be hidden in the seams.
For the ribbed front that you cast on, I used a longtail cast-on, as I think that matched the cast off on the other side the best.
So there you have it. A really fun quick knit, and a gorgeous sweater. I’m happy.
I think Lucy needs an Alpaca Silk catnip mouse. She is quite taken with this yarn. So much so that she did a celebrity endorsement.