Monday, July 4, 2016



I finished knitting this Anemone sweater shortly before the weather got warm, so I haven't really worn it much. My yarn is Katia Cotton Merino, which is 70% cotton and 30% merino. The yarn doesn't feel like cotton at all, and it's incredibly soft and warm.

As usual, I made a few changes to the pattern. I used the stitch pattern only on the front and just did the back as stockinette. I did this partly because I was lazy and partly because I wanted a less bulky sweater. I also changed the raglan ratio a bit to have more stitches on the sleeves and less on the body. I made the center stitch pattern a little narrower because I wanted more stockinette on the side in order to add some shaping. And finally, I just went with short sleeves because that's generally how I roll. I'm happy with the fit, but I'll have to have more wearing time to see how the yarn holds up in the long run.


Eli cat said...

Wow! Very beautiful top! It makes me smile:))) I really love it. You did a great job.

Anonymous said...

Love it! Chloe

Anonymous said...

On further reflection (and more careful reading of your mods) I also like more stitches on the raglan sleeves than on the body. This spreading out of the raglan seam almost to the outer shoulder (hope I'm explaining this correctly) seems to be a recent trend and I always find it awkward looking so I'm glad I'm not the only one who wants to change some patterns -- but didn't know that I could do it. Chloe

betty said...

Thank you both for the compliments, and yes Chloe, I understand your comment about the spreading raglan seams :)