Posted Thursday, September 29, 2011 by helena
Pattern: Driftingby Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Yarn: Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn, colour Taos (HS04), almost exactly 2 skeins
Ravelry project page
Had more yarn than the pattern called for, so I made 3/4 sleeves!
I had used up 50g of the first skein when i separated the sleeves. The remaining 50g of that skein made 6.5” of body. When i finished the body, 54g of the 2nd skein remained, which I split into 27g for each sleeve. Worked sleeves on size 5s, decreasing 2 sts at underarm every 10th row until 58 sts remained. Worked 1x1 rib as indicated.
I am SO HAPPY with how this sweater turned out!! This will be one that gets LOADS of wear. I may even make another in a more plain colour.
Notes about this pattern:
This pattern is awesome. The way she has you do the raglan increases is a bit odd, but the instructions are clearly written and easy to follow.
Notes about this yarn:
This is a soft and delightful alpaca blend, though it was a bit pricy at $26 per skein (I got it on sale for 40% off, or I'd not have purchased it). It's just barely plied and it is quite fuzzy, and it has almost no "sproing" to it, so I would ABSOLUTELY NOT recommend using it for socks. However, it is a lovely yarn for sweaters or shawls.