Saturday, March 16, 2013

FO: Counterfort pullover

This is the Counterfort pullover from Knitscene Fall 2011. My yarn is Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend. I made mine with short sleeves, and I did some sizing adjustments for the bust and sleeve circumferences.

I like this sweater a lot because it's very soft and not too warm and the fit looks great, but it does have a couple of issues. First off, the neckline is narrower than what I like to wear. I initially thought about omitting the top level of wedges and start with a wider neckline, but decided not to do it. The other issue is that this yoked sweater does not have the normal number of increases that you find on most yokes. It has a very narrow yoke, and the effect when I wear it is that the sweater "rides up" on my shoulders, which then makes the neckline even narrower. If the yoke was a normal width, the neckline would stretch with wear and I would like it better. I knew beforehand from analyzing the pattern that it has a narrow yoke, but decided to knit it anyway. It looks fine when worn, but it does feel a bit stretched. The following photo of the sweater laying flat shows how narrow the yoke is and how steeply it slopes downward.

1 comment:

Lifesastitch said...

Such a pretty colour and looks oh so soft.