Another simple yet beautiful and well-written pattern from the amazing Isabell Kraemer . . . and a new (to me) yarn, ecologically and minimally processed in France.
Pattern: Pink Memories
Yarn: Polo&Co Alpaga (80% alpaca / 20% wool) – MC Llingerie (3 skeins @ 290 yds/ea) and CC Nude (1 skein)
Needles: US 5s (I had to go down one size to get gauge)
Size: M1 (39″)
I counted on the yarn stretching quite a bit during wet blocking, because of the percentage of alpaca – while it did, I still think I would have liked to have knit the body an inch or two longer. Otherwise, it’s a good fit – not at all oversized, I could have gone up one size if I wanted it to be less fitted and more slouchy, but I’ve been leaning toward less baggy sweaters these days. I like the very subtle difference in color between the Lingerie (main body of the sweater) and Nude (lower half of the sleeves and inside of the pocket), although I wish there was a little greater difference, because I’m not sure you can even really see that there are two different colors being used