I used 3 skeins of Morning Cuppa as the MC and 1 skein of Mighty Madrona for the upper sleeves, and then knit the stripes in all of the remaining colors (Brown Betty, Vitamin Bee, Bainbridge Bramble, Ferry Schedule, Sound Crossing, Churchmouse).
The pattern is Funky Grandpa, and because I wanted to make sure that it fit loose and oversized, I knit size large (40″ body size), which is one size up from my usual. I used the recommended US 3s and US 4s and was able to get gauge. I knit without any modifications, and then blocked very aggressively. I was worried when I first put on the FO because it was too tight and too short, but be warned – this one REALLY stretches when it’s blocked! That was a good thing for me (although I stretched the sleeves a little too long, I think 🙂 Even with all the stretch, I wish it was as much as two inches longer – I would change the length accordingly if I knit it again.
This yarn is incredibly soft, and knitting a sweater in fingering weight yarn results in such a nice drape and a lightweight feel, it feels amazing! I almost never have the patience to knit an entire sweater in fingering weight, and I got through this one by pacing myself – only knitting an inch or two a day, interspersed with other projects. I still managed to finish it in less than a month though, so I feel like it was worth it, especially to show off this gorgeous yarn.Pin It