FO for MadMay

I finished my Elphaba sweater on time!  I participated in the Ravelry Madelinetosh Lovers group MadMay KAL for this sweater.  We had to cast on and finish within the month of May.  I finished mine on the 30th.  Whew!  I’ve never knit a sweater so fast.  And I’ve never loved the result so much.

This is knit with Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in color Ink.  It took three skeins (the finished sweater weighs 275 grams), knit on size 3mm needles.  The sweater was designed by the talented Mary Annarella.  She has a few other sweaters I would like to make.  This one is knit top down in one piece without any seams whatsoever.  I LOVE that.

I have to confess that this is the first sweater I’ve made using fingering weight (sock weight) yarn.  The resulting fabric is so soft and comfortable against your skin!  It feels like being a child again snuggled into your favorite baby blanket.  The Tosh Sock yarn has enough twist to make a solid feeling fabric but soft enough to flow around your body.  I see more of this type of sweater in my future wardrobe.

5 Comments

  1. I’ve given up on knitting sweaters – I take forever and I never like the end result. But then you see something like this and you think ‘oooo that’s lovely’. And in a month! Good for you.
    PS Any yarn shops in Haarlem? I’m in Holland at the moment.

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