I’m very picky about how my knitted sweaters come out – a lot of the time, they end up in the “give away” pile because I don’t like how they fit, or hang, or just in general how they look once they’re finished. This one, though, is a keeper.
Beautiful pattern with lots of detail to keep it from just one massive stockinette stitch project, yet still simple and unconfusing. Beautiful yarn – soft and springy, especially surprising for 100% American wool! If I had the patience to knit a pattern this size more than once, I’d definitely make another in a different color . . .
The pattern is an original from Quince & Co. called Solstice. I used the recommended yarn and the color from the pattern – Quince & Co. Osprey in color Chanterelle. I bought 7 skeins, as the pattern called for, and got well more than halfway through the 7th and final skein, leaving just enough so that I wasn’t nervous about running out. The recommended needle size was 10 1/2, but I only have US 10s and US 11s, so I used US 10s, but knit a slightly larger size (40”) – the resulting fit was perfect for me.
The pattern introduced me to several different stitches that were fun to learn, including the faux cable panel and the twisted stockinette stitch. The pattern used a lot of seed stitch, too; this yarn is a perfect vehicle for showing off these different stitches, because the yarn is springy enough to provide beautiful stitch definition.Pin It