I’m so excited to have a new sweater! And this one is darn near perfect! I’m going to be getting loads of wear out of it! The pattern is a top-down raglan called Vivido, from Carol Feller. The stripes are my own modification but everything else is as-called for.
I chose this pattern simply because of the ‘if it ain’t broke’ mindset. I’ve had great success with my two previous incarnations of this sweater. It’s a great daily wear garment, which is what I need at this point. (As much as I love Bill, there’s only so many places he can be worn!) Plus, I knew the colorwork was going to be the star of this show. No need for the pattern to compete with that. This pattern is exactly the blank slate I needed!
The yarns are the interesting bits in this sweater! The brown yarn is Plutolopi, an unspun pencil roving, from my Icelandic adventure. The stripes are from a Noro Rainbow Roll. I love both of these yarns so much!! The unspun nature makes them fragile, and so, not for everyone but it also gives the garment amazing loft! This is a 200 g sweater. My last Vivido, a bulky weight wool, weighs 600 g. That’s a big difference, especially in a town where micro-climates and layering mean sweaters often get carried instead of worn.
The difference in weight, also, means a difference in drying time. A 600 g sweater can take days to dry. This baby dried overnight during a rainstorm!
YES, this is definitely my new favorite sweater.
I might make one slight adjustment though. The first button hole is low. In a solid colored sweater, I didn’t mind. The stripes kind of exaggerate the gap.
I think a little snap will fix it up. I’ve always wanted to try snaps out. If it stops raining long enough to go for a walk, I think I’ve finally found my excuse to buy snap!
Woo! Hope your Friday is equally exciting!!