Snow White

Posted on November 15, 2010 by


First big snowfall of the season

Just in time for our first big snowfall this week (sadly, it’s melted now and our weather is rainy again), I finished a new white winter sweater that is sure to me one of my favorites during the coming months.


Pattern: Demi by Kim Hargreaves from the book Rowan Vintage Knits. My version is on Ravelry here.

Yarn: Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool, 3 skeins. The yarn was a christmas present from my Grandmother. It comes in huge 227 g skeins that cost only $11, which is great since there is nothing better than good wool yarn that is reasonably priced! I loved the yarn, but I did have some issues with it. Even though I was knitting on 3.0mm needles, I still think that my tension was too loose. And my knitting looks a little uneven, which bugs me like no other. I’m hoping that the yarn will become fuzzy with time and fill out a little (and that my knitting will even out with wear and after a few washings).

Modifications (there’s a lot of them): Longer arms. Knit the body in the round until the underarms, then divided and knit the front and back separately (in the end, I sewed a fake seam in to make the side cables look better). Knit the sleeve cuffs in the round and then knit the arms flat. Knit a size M for the hips, decreased to a size S, and then increased to a size S bust (my gauge was off, so this turned out to be a 35” bust). I also used a 3-stitch bobble instead of 5-stitch.


Even with all my yarn and gauge issues, I still adore this sweater. It fits perfectly, is pretty and is fast becoming one of my favorite sweaters to wear with my PJ’s while curling up on the couch with a cup of tea in the morning.

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