Dusk pullover for cool fall evenings

Dusk pullover 1

Pattern:  Leda by Quince & Co

Yarn:  Quince & Co Tern (75% American wool / 25% silk) – 6 skeins (221 yds/ea) in color Dusk

Needles:  US 5s (down one size – even then, I my gauge was a little large, but I didn’t want to go down yet another needle size)

Size:  34 3/4″ (this would usually be too small for me, but I didn’t want it oversized, and because my gauge was a little big, I went one size smaller)

My adjustment to needle size and sweater size worked well – I think the fit is spot-on.  One note – the sleeves are really tight where you pick up and knit (at the drop-sleeve point).  At first I thought they would be too tight, but after completing and wearing the sweater, I really like the look – it balances out the somewhat oversize/boxy look of the body.  Interesting shoulder/sleeve construction – I don’t usually like drop sleeves, but it works with this pattern.

I had wanted the color to be a little more – I’m not sure what, vibrant?  Saturated?  Not necessarily brighter, just a little . . . something.  Anyway, I would probably go with a different color if I knit this again, but I do like the pattern and the fit, and it feels wonderful – light and with beautiful drape, but warm enough for a cool fall evening.

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2 comments on “Dusk pullover for cool fall evenings

  1. You always pick the nicest patterns to knit. The sweater looks great.

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