The third, and possibly best, of my three finished sweaters for March. I want to don cross-country skis and take off into the beautiful heart of Norway, hair flying out from underneath a woolly hat and wearing this jumper, presumably atop a thermal under-layer because I’m sensible like that.
I had long been lusting over the Sundottir pattern – the simple, Scandic-influenced colourwork, easy-to-wear shape and the endless possibilities for colour pairings – what’s not to like really?
DESIGNER: Dianna Walla
YARN: Istex Lett Lopi. I love this wool. It’s so light and wonderful to work with but also warm and rugged. The finished fabric is glorious and I have to stop myself stroking it constantly.
MODIFICATIONS: None. I followed the pattern exactly and learnt a few new techniques for decreases, a lot about short rows and that I still need to work on my tension when it comes to the neck ribbing.
VERDICT: The perfect pairing of yarn and pattern. I love it! Having said that, it’s not perfect. I need to work on my neck ribbing (as mentioned), binding off and I still have a lot to learn when it comes to working over short rows. But…I am ecstatically happy with my sweater, it’s completely wearable, utterly comfortable and simply beautiful.