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Larch Sweater

KnittingBetsy Farmer2 Comments

Meet Larch.  This is my newest sweater from the Plain and Simple book by Pam Allen.  I am so in love with this one! 

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Before the Olympics started, I knew that I wanted to have a project on my needles that allowed my to sit and relax while soaking in all the primetime goodness in PyeongChang.  When I saw all the designs in the Plain and Simple book, I knew, just knew that Larch would be the perfect sweater.  

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It's basically a tube with sleeves and then another tube for the neck.  Pockets were brand new to me, which I made a little deeper because come on...a girl's gotta have useful pockets.  

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This sweater is knit using the suggested yarn, Quince and Co. Owl in colorway Albertine.  It's half wool and half alpaca so the drape is fantastic.  Cozy, simple, and extremely wearable....LOVE!  I did have to go up 2 needle sizes to get closer to gauge, and honestly could have gone up one more but decided to stick with the 9s and know the sweater would be a tad smaller than the size I was making.  Also, for the cowl neck, I picked up every stitch, which was a little different than pattern.  I really wanted the neck to hang down and be a true cowl, not a turtleneck.  :)

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Now that my Larch is done, I started working on the Oxbow Cardigan from Tolt Yarn and Wool's A Sense of Place.  Looking forward to sharing that one soon!!  

xoxo,

Betsy