Another finished object! Actually, this one was mostly finished a few weeks ago, but I still needed to find buttons. I finally managed to find some buttons–they look like bunches of grapes!–just in time to add buttons before heading to the 4th of July.
(Those of you in warm climates are probably wondering what on earth I needed with a warm sweater in July. We watched fireworks at the Berkeley Marina, and I had the sweater on, plus a leather jacket, plus a borrowed scarf and I was still freezing. Next year, blankets and gloves for me!)
The pattern is Glampyre’s Bulky Green Cables, and the yarn is Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Bulky in Emerald. Overall, I really like how it turned out. I didn’t get gauge, so I faked it by knitting a larger size and it worked out fairly well. It seems a little snug, but that is likely more to do with me thinking I’m smaller than I am.
I also noticed that the bulky Wool of the Andes seems softer than the worsted. I would never be able to wear the worsted next to my skin, but the bulky isn’t too bad. It’s a little itchy, but I find that to be true of pretty much any wool outside of pure cashemere, so I wouldn’t use me as a reliable source on itchiness. As for the pattern, it manages to be cute and fitted and not add too much weight, even though it’s knit from such bulky yarn. I can definitely see this one becoming a staple.