Pattern: Oda in Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People 10
Yarn: Hinterland Range – 6 skeins (198 yds/ea) in color Truffle (50% Canadian Rambouillet / 50% home grown alpaca)
Size: 43 1/2″
Needles: US 6s and US 4s
There is a color-change line on the front that’s a little distracting – and the funny thing is, that color change was within a single skein of yarn, not where I changed skeins! But, I don’t really mind, and I don’t think it’s that noticeable when I’m actually wearing the sweater.
I love this yarn – sheepy, soft, squishy, with a soft halo from the alpaca. I love the undyed colors, too. And I love how it shows off the big chunky cables! The sweater is an oversize fit, which is what the pattern calls for, and the size I knit should have given me about 5 inches of positive ease. It’s a little bigger than I would have liked, so I tossed it in the dryer (VERY carefully) for just a few minutes, to tighten it up a little. I wish that the next size down wasn’t such a big jump, or I would have gone one size smaller, but I think that between a little oversize and a little tight-fitting, I prefer the former for this design.