Let’s go back in time a little, a few months, more precisely in October, when Fall was here, cold settling in and Capucine and Oscar desesperately needed new sweaters for the coming winter !
I dove into my (long) pattern-to-try-one-day queue on Ravelry : different patterns from Brooklyn Tweed Kids collection were there and I was thinking I wanted to make one of them… After lots of tergiversations and consultations with Pilou, I landed on Sock Monkey Sweater for Oscar.
I had no trouble choosing the yarn… I’m going to surprise you : I chose Ulysse from De Rerum Natura… 😉 I know I repeat myself, but I truly love their yarns !!! And Ulysse and Gilliatt are the perfect substitute for Lof and Shelter in Brooklyn Tweed models, so why frustate myself ?!
It was the fist time I knitted ulysse with small needles (3 mm, for ribbing) and I loved it ! It’s pretty, thick but not rigid… I will do it again, just not now because it’s a slow going process, but when I’ll have some time…
It was also the first time I worked Ulysse in double. With 5 mm needles, it goes fast and the marled effect is stunning : Fusain and granit were a perfect match…
Tubular cast on was also a first time. It took me 3 hours to cast on the body, but it was so worth it : the border is so nice !!!
The only moment I wasn’t happy to make this sweater was when I had to sew the slleves to the body… I don’t like it ! I get it : seams make the shoulder stronger and gives stability to the whole garment, but it is a step I dread… That’s why I only created seamless garment so far… 😉
Putting that aside, everything went soothly and the result is gorgeous. Oscar wore it the whole winter and it didn’t move : a few pills, but not so much, and the shoulders are holding well… Above all, I still love the qweater : a bit dressed up, but casual at the same time, depending on what Oscar wear with it. I will knit it again, I’m sure of that !
But not right now, other patterns from the collection attract me and I plan to knit at least one this summer to be ready for Fall !