Friday, March 23, 2012
WIP: Versio Sweater
Here is what I've been working on lately! The pattern is Versio and it is available online through Ravelry. This pullover is worked top down, seamlessly in one piece with the contiguous sleeve method. I've never knitted anything using this method before so it has been a new knitting experience for me. So far, so good - I knitted starting at the collar, then down to the sleeves, and then the body of the sweater. You set aside the stitches for the two sleeves, which will be worked separately afterwards. At the end, I won't have to sew all of the pieces together for finishing, which sounds wonderful to me!
I am using a special wool that I picked up on my vacation last summer to Watkins Glen, New York. I purchased it at Finger Lakes Fibers right in town and found a special yarn that is unique to the store - Schaefer Yarn Company "Anne" in a colorway exclusive to the shop called "Finger Lakes". The wool has shades of purple, blue, light and dark green and it is so pretty! It is a Light Fingering weight yarn that lends itself perfectly to this pattern, as the sweater is meant to be a light pullover, perfect for Spring!
I'm not sure if I will have the sweater finished in time for Spring, as it has been so hot out here lately. I'm sure I will have it ready for the Fall, or I can wear it at work where it is always cold!