If April showers bring May flowers, Toronto should be one giant bloom by now. At least the crummy weather makes staying indoors with some wool and needles look pretty attractive. As a result, I have a rather unseasonable new sweater to share with you:
Pattern: Cable Tunic from Patons "Anti Freeze"
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Roving in #77010 Natural
Notes/Mods: I added about 9 inches to the length to make it a bum-covering (and therefore leggings appropriate) sweater.
Despite being an easy and fun pattern, this took me ages to knit! I kept putting it on the back-burner. I think I'll get a lot of wear out of it ... you know, next winter when it's actually cold enough to wear a bulky-weight 100% wool sweater! My one beef is the neck:
The neckline is somewhere between a stand-up collar and a cowl and really needs to make up it's mind. The pattern has you knit "until work measures length to fit around neck edge" which is a little vague. I think the collar really needs to be smaller than the neck edge and slightly stretched to make it look like the picture in the book. I don't think the yarn has enough drape to be a cowl, so I'm going take out a few inches and futz around with it until it behaves itself. Hopefully I'll get around to that before next spring.
I'm thinking of starting a lightweight spring cardigan. Maybe I'll be debuting that for fall?