Que Sera Sera

Que Sera Sera 1

That’s the name of this sweater, published in the Spring / Summer 2010 issue of Knitty. It was designed as a summer sweater to be knit in cotton, but I decided to try it in Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage (5 skeins in color dahlia). I used the same needle size (US 8) – I think it came out looking very different! The merino wool has more loft than the cotton, so the pattern is much “poofier” and it shows up a lot more.

Que Sera Sera 2

I thought it would be too big (it ended up a lot longer than the pattern called for, even though I measured as I went along) but it’s actually close-fitting (looking at the picture on the pattern, it looks like it’s designed that way).

Que Sera Sera 3

I almost made it on four skeins (probably would have if it hadn’t turned out longer than it was supposed to) but I had to start the fifth skein – not wanting to waste the remainder, I used another Knitty pattern to knit a hat out of the remaining skein. The pattern is called Foliage, from the Fall 2007 issue of Knitty – I knit Version 2 (since the Madelinetosh is a worsted weight merino wool) and used the recommended needle sizes (US 7 16” and DP and US 5 16” for the ribbed brim). I didn’t block it, and the yarn has a lot of loft, so it gives the hat a lot of texture but doesn’t show the stitches as much as on the original pattern.

Foliage hat

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