Anne Marie

My long time (15 years!) Stitch ‘n Bitch knitting buddy is off on a new adventure. As part of it, she destashed some of her yarn and I was the lucky recipient of this lovely Wool/Alpaca blend from Rowan.

Even though I have not been posting as frequently as i would like, it has not stopped me from purchasing yarn, and books too. I will do my best to catch up on all of this in the next few weeks. One of the books that I purchased recently was Worsted – A Knitwear Collection Curated by Aimée Gille of La Bien Aimée. This is a lovely book with several beautiful projects, published by Laine. There are 11 patterns, all by different designers, using Corrie worsted yarn by la Bien Aimee. I love all of the photographs, and appreciate the ribbon page marker attached to the book.

But this project by Andrea Mowry is the one that caught my eye, and it appeared that I had just enough yardage. The sweater name is Andrea.

So I started working on this. Size 8 needles. The pattern is very well written, with several size options. If you are prefer chart reading, which I do, it is nice and clear. If you are a pattern reader, that option is there for you also. My only complaint is that the instructions for the abbreviations BC and FC appear to be missing, unless I missed something, but I looked over and over. They are essentially a front and back cross with a twisted knit stitch and a purl. I think that this would be difficult for some newer knitters. I did not see an errata on Ravelry.

When the traveling twisted stitches meet up, a crocheted bobble is placed.

It has been hot here the past few days, and this sweater is a warm one. Nonetheless, I am progressing along. If I had read the instructions through first, I would have learned that the pocket liners automatically become your gauge swatch, which would have saved me the trouble of the gauge swatch that I tried. I have left the skein of yarn attached to the front right and back, trying to decide if I want to make the armholes a bit larger, they seem like a tight fit. Making them a bit bigger would also have the benefit of stopping the cable pattern at a bobble, which to me feels more finished. The image below is my progress thus far, upside down.

Looking forward to finishing this. It is to the point that it is hard to travel with, so I will need to go back to a pair of socks that I have been working on.


#Andrea Mowry