After three full days of drying (and 1 hour on a warm oven), we have sweater!
Yarn: 4.5 skeins Rowanspun Chunky, in Fern
Needles: US 10 bamboo circulars
This might be the fastest sweater I’ve ever knit.
Thing is, it was chunky, but not huge. And it doesn’t read like a superchunky sweater to me. My gauge ended up being about 14st/4 inches.
I still used the version of the pattern written for Eskimo, which called for a gauge of 11, but I knit a Medium instead of a Small.
After blocking and adding the buttons, I ended up with a bust circumference of 32″, and a bottom hem of 40″.
In order to support the heavy leather buttons, I sewed them into smaller support buttons on the back.
The Rowanspun Chunky isn’t quite as soft as the DK weight, but it’s still super cozy. I’m wearing it right now with just a tank underneath, and it doesn’t feel itchy at all. (Though I seem to be less sensitive to wool-scratch than some folks.)
In the Drops/Garnstudio photo, it shows a slouchy collar-up look, but the Rowanspun was a bit too stiff for that, and because of my gauge laziness, I didn’t have the overlap of the original. So it just didn’t lay right.
Okay. That is all.