Monday, March 19, 2012

FO: Briar Rose Sweater

This sweater is pretty much a basic fitted short sleeve pullover with most of the interesting details around the neckline. The pattern is the Briar Rose Tunic from Interweave Knits Winter 2011. I chose to go with a shorter length for a spring sweater. My sleeves are shorter also. The yarn is Knit One Crochet Too 2nd Time cotton, which is a nice yarn weight for spring. My color is a bit dark for spring though, considering that everything in the shops seems to be neon pink, yellow, or orange.

I had to fuss a bit with the neckline stitch pattern. I ended up splitting for the V neckline one repeat later so the pattern is a bit wider on the sides of the V. I also increased my decrease rate because my row gauge is different. For the sleeves, I added the 7 stitches of K1 P2 ribbing in the middle just for ducks.

I converted the pattern to knit it in flat pieces because that's just how I roll. Also, there was no way I was going to purl most of a sweater on a circular needle.
I'm happy with how this turned out, although I could have gone with one more inch in length. The 2nd Time Cotton feels like hard string as a skein but it drapes nicely as a garment.


Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Wow, that's beautiful. I like your color, and it seems to suit you perfectly. The shops may be full of neons THIS spring, but that will pass, and many people will regret following a fad. Meanwhile, you'll have a lovely sweater for years.

Anonymous said...

Love it. Flattering and useful.


knitseashore said...

Beautiful sweater! The color is an all-season color that is very versatile. Neon will pass soon!