Knitting with Peerie

I finished this in a week – lots of car knitting on the way to vacation! – as a test knit for Jenn Steingass of Knit.Love.Wool.  I used Brooklyn Tweed’s new fingering weight yarn Peerie, and love how it knits up at a looser gauge – the resulting fabric is very soft but light.  I’m not as crazy about the color as I was when I bought the skeins – I would have preferred something more summery in retrospect, especially since I opted for the short-sleeve version.

Pattern:  Anaashah by Knit.Love.Wool

Yarn:  Brooklyn Tweed’s Peerie (100% domestic merino) – 5 skeins (210 yds/ea) in Gingersnap and one skein in Muslin

Needles:  US 5s (I used US 3s for the sleeve ribbing, but stuck with US 5s for the bottom hem ribbing)

Size:  C (finished bust of 43″, which should have given me over 5″ of positive ease, but I think I ended up with a lot less than that)

Also, be warned – this yarn REALLY stretches when it’s blocked!  I think it grew by at least 3″ – so much so that it went from a fairly short fit (15″ from armpit to hem) to overly long (at least 17″, maybe longer).  It bothers me enough that I’m going to re-block it and be more careful this time about setting the length.

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