Pattern: Central Park Hoodie, Fall 2006 Knitscene
Yarn & Needles: about 6 skeins of Cascade 220 Heathers, US 7 for ribbing & US 9 for body
Sizing info: I knit the size M (36" bust) and measure 35" around, thus, it gives me about an inch of ease all around. I have seen some discussion that this sweater runs small, and I would say that this sweater fits comfortably but slimly. I especially like how this sweater fits in the shoulder and arm, because as a petite girl, it is important for garments to fit properly in the shoulder. If you are looking for something jacket-like, or have broad shoulders, size up.
Pattern Mods: I did my fancy ribbing so that it looks neat and even. No drunken ribbing here. I also did a three-needle bind off for the shoulders after using short rows to shape the shoulders. This was a revelation to me, with the tidiest shoulder seams I have ever done.
I absolutely love this sweater. I have never knit a sweater in Cascade 220, but I can tell you it will be the go-to yarn for years to come. I have worn it a lot since finishing it, and there is nary a pill to be seen. I also love the mulberry color, and have the incredible StuntMother to thank for choosing it on our jaunt to the Tangled Web. This is not a color I usually wear, but I love it. There are blue and red tweedy flecks throughout the yarn enriching the color. Besides cream or black, what should I wear under this sweater? All fashion suggestions are welcome.
Mr. S finds himself totally stymied by the whole concept of the KAL, asking me why we felt the need to have "matching outfits." He wants to know if we plan on wearing our "matching outfits" when next we meet. Bless his heart. He is such a muggle.