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I love this sweater!  I’m so glad we did this, everyone!

If you’re new to the blog, this sweater was our New Year’s Knitalong, 2015.  For these knitalongs I try to write as we go, addressing the sticking points of the pattern or project.  Here are all the posts related to our winter KAL:
Prep work
Try it On!
Joining in the Round
Grafting the Underarms
If you’re still in the middle of your project and need help along the way, we will provide you with help forever and always.  Just let us know!

Since this sweater was knit in the round from the bottom up, the most exciting parts were at the end.  That’s my kind of project!  Did you find that to be motivating, as you were working through your miles of stockinette in the round?  I simply couldn’t wait to get to the colorwork at the yoke.


Pattern: Afmæli by Védís Jónsdóttir, available for free from Istex here.
Size: Women’s Medium
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Homestead, 100% wool aran weight, olive green (13), black (16) and light gray heather (4)
Needles: I ended up on a US 7 to achieve gauge
Notes: I knit this as written in the pattern, with the exception of joining the sleeves and body together.  I winged it, since the order in which the pattern asked you to put stitches on hold and add in the sleeves didn’t seem to make literal sense to me.  Other than that, it was a fun and relatively quick pullover!  Homestead is a great wool, full of bounce without too much itch, and the colors worked together nicely.

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