Illimani Pullover

Trying to get a 13-year-old to be serious during a photoshoot is a fruitless task . . .

I knit this sweater for me, but hated how it looked on – I should have guessed, since bat-wing cropped is not my best look 🙂  I think it’s adorable on her, though.

Pattern:  Turtle Dove

Yar:  Illimani Amelie (56% mulberry silk / 40% baby alpaca / 4% merino) – 5 skeins (164 yds/ea) in color Hunter

Needles:  US 10s and 9s (ribbing)

Size:  M (54.25″)

It’s too bad, because this yarn is so incredibly soft, I’d love to wear it next to my skin!  I bought a SQ’s worth at The Mariner’s Daughter in Nova Scotia, and then really struggled to come up with a pattern that was a good match to the yarn – I think this one is, it just isn’t my style.

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3 comments on “Illimani Pullover

  1. It does look good on her. That shop must be new, I don’t recall seeing it before. Lovely layout.

  2. I’ve been looking for a substitute for Woolfolk Luft as I want to make the Turtle Dove. What did you do to compensate for the diffence in weight since Luft is bulky ?

    • Even though the yarn I used is rated as a different weight, I was able to get gauge by changing my needle size. I think what made it work is that even though they’re supposedly different weights, Luft and Illimani are very similar in composition and construction, which probably made it easier to get gauge.

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