Radiate

FO: Radiate

Pattern: Radiate
Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery Mewesic (Evergreen, Mean Mr. Mustard)
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And here are the images to go along with another post from this past winter, FO: Radiate.

Radiate

At the time, this was the first sweater I had knit with Green Mountain Spinnery’s Mewesic yarn, which I had purchased at 40% off when Heritage Woolery closed their doors. I’ve since knit two more sweaters in it — a pair of modified Carbeths — and I’ve got to say: I really like the finished fabric. Soft while keeping some of its rustic qualities. Responds well to aggressive blocking. Nice colors.

Hopefully I’ll have those Carbeth images ready to post later this week.

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Radiate Pullover

FO: Radiate

Pattern: Radiate
Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery Mewesic (Evergreen, Mean Mr. Mustard)
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I got home from rehab last Friday, 29 December. The night before, I had finished my Arboreal sweater, so, as far as I was concerned, I was free to start a new project. Nevermind the lingering shawl and mitten and blanket projects already in existence.

So I cast on Radiate that evening. Because the pattern happened to be at the top of my Ravelry queue. Because the yarn was within easy reach, and I still can’t walk unassisted. And I knitted away at it for a week.

And last night, I bound off the last stitch. I don’t think I’m a particularly fast knitter, but I had a lot of time to knit last week, and I was very single-minded about this task.

I’m quite pleased with the finished object. The yarn feels lovely and durable. The yoke pattern was very intuitive. And the fit is perfect. I didn’t follow the pattern for the sleeves, instead opting to go my own way, which usually involves picking up extra stitches and decreasing less, as I don’t like narrow / close-fitting sleeves. I also eliminated the waist shaping, because I like generous, boxy sweaters.