Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Cozy Ranunculus Knit Sweater

I started this sweater before Christmas, but quickly abandoned it to work on gifts. This was the first project I picked up after all the gifts were finished.

Pattern: Ranunculus by Midori Hirose
Yarn: Fig & Posy Alpaca Cloud and Fig & Posy Tweed Sock, both in color Sarcelle (held together)

I made a few changes to the original pattern. I didn't complete all the increase rounds of the yoke, so my sweater isn't quite as wide. I did long sleeves, skipping the short-row cuff section. I also extended the length of the body to about 17". Overall my sweater has a bit of a tighter fit because of those changes.

This sweater is so cozy and warm. I wore it to Valentine's Day dinner--Cultura, for any Asheville locals. We filled up on fondue--when it suddenly decided to act like winter around here. I wish I had a huge blanket that was made from this. (It would be a very expensive blanket.)

I purchased the yarn at Black Mountain Yarn Shop's indie extravaganza. There were two fuzzy options: alpaca and mohair. I had my hands all over samples of both, and I realized I couldn't go on living without the alpaca. Indeed, I cannot.

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