Yarn: Valley Yarns Huntington
Needles: 3.5 mm and 4.0 mm (US 4 and 6)
Mods: I knitted the sleeves flat and seamed them, adding an extra stitch at each side to allow for the seams. I despise knitting sleeves in the round, I have no idea why.
Notes: I love Veera’s patterns. The lines are simple, flattering, classic, yet somehow really modern. Folded is no exception- it’s a lovely, perfect little sweater. I wnat to knit one in every colour, that’s how much I love it. And when I had it with me in Sudbury to visit my parents for Canadian Thanksgiving, my mom was in love with it. I don’t blame her- it’s super comfortable and I love this colour.
What I did not love, however, was the yarn. Huntington was a dream to knit with, I really liked everything about it until I wet blocked the sweater and was horrified at the results. The yarn bled, and the whole sweater grew. And I don’t mean it grew a bit, I mean it transformed itself into a gigantic curtain of sweater and scared the heck out of me. I actually put it in the tumble dryer, that’s how desperate I was to get it back to it’s small size again. And then the yarn pilled and fuzzed and immediately looked like some broken in, old sweater that had seen the inside of both a washing machine and a tumble dryer multiple times.
It made me want to cry. Hours spent knitting a sweater I adore only to have it look like an old hand me down before I’ve even got photos.That’s why there’s no close up- I couldn’t’ stand to wallow in the fuzz.
There was a lot of cursing going on at my place that afternoon, let me tell you. The worst part? I was totally going to give this to my mom for Christmas, since she loved it so much. But I can’t gift a prematurely-aged sweater. I’m so sad.