Monday, October 14, 2013

FO: Humboldt non-raglan

This is Humboldt Raglan from Knitscene, spring 2013. I didn't want long sleeves for a spring/summer sweater, so I decided to turn it into a mild dolman shaped sweater. After completing this top, I decided that I really like the easy fit of this type of sweater. It works especially well if the yarn has a lot of drape and the gauge is at least 5 stiches/inch. The yarn for this sweater is Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima, which is probably my favorite all-cotton yarn. It's really soft, has great drape, and seems very durable.

I kept the main features of the pattern but did my own sizing and shaping, and I love the end result. It's very comfortable to wear. When the weather is colder, it can be layered over a thin top.


Claudia Bugh said...

Your sweater is gorgeous!!! A perfect color and style for you. I haven't knit a sweater in a long long time but I recently bought a kit to knit The Shepherdess cardigan designed by Kate Davies and so I'm taking the plunge again ~ BTW I saw you were published!!! Congratulations ~ I'm so happy for you and not at all surprised that you have a talent for designing as you have basically been re-engineering and designing your sweaters for years. Can't wait to see your next one!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Claudia! Your sweater is perfect for you. The color is wonderful. And I love your cowl. I have been mentally browsing through my stash to make it. Something really cosy. Congratulations, Betty!