Pattern: Plain and Simple by Veera Valimaki
Yarn: Wollmeise 4ply Twin, 2.75 skeins.
Needle size: 2.25mm (yes, that small)
Project time: 10 months approx. a real mojo killer
Alterations: I did some custom side shaping, as the pattern is written with none. Side shaping rocks.
Near disasters: Running out of yarn. I was very lucky to track down the 3rd skein on Ravelry and for it to be a perfect match nonetheless. A very close call.
Learnings: It’s going to be a long time before I knit another sweater in sock gauge. I do enjoy wearing 4 ply garments, but next time I’ll pay closer attention to the gauge needed.
Finally: I love it. It was worth the time and effort and the fit is great.
11 thoughts on “Plain and Finished”
lovely photos – who is your photographer?
You were, sorry dear. Credit, where credit’s due.
And the buttons are a great find
I know, I love seeing what treasures Buttonmania will find for me with each project I knit.
Beautiful!!! I’m sure it will get loads of wear, which is the tradeoff for miles of dull knitting 😉
Thank you 🙂
those buttons are killer! perfect with the pattern and colour. I take my hat off to you, all that stocking stitch is a hard slog, but oh-so worth it in the end 🙂
Thanks… it was tough!
It might have been a Hurculean task, but the fabric from that gauge looks absolutely stunning!!
Which colourway is it again? It’s beautiful!
Thanks Jen! It’s Merlot.
Yeah, gorgeous – but isn’t it amazing how Buttonmania always has something perfect? It is one of the shops I sorely miss in Geneva.