Plain and Finished


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

Buttons: Buttonmania

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.

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11 thoughts on “Plain and Finished

  1. 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 🙂

  2. It might have been a Hurculean task, but the fabric from that gauge looks absolutely stunning!!
    Which colourway is it again? It’s beautiful!

  3. Yeah, gorgeous – but isn’t it amazing how Buttonmania always has something perfect? It is one of the shops I sorely miss in Geneva.

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