I finished my biggest project to date last night! The pattern was in Simply Knitting magazine’s Simply Chunky Knits, under the title Big Softy. It’s a wonderful cable sweater designed by Grace Melville. It was a challenge, but only due to being the most significant single object I’ve attempted.
The photos make it look as though the sleeves are uneven but that’s a consequence of the size hanger I used! The sweater’s a perfect fit, happily. I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed making it. I couldn’t get a 10mm circular needle, but the 9mm one I used for the neckband (which is worked in the round) worked fine. Interestingly, I knitted it in Stylecraft‘s Life Super Chunky (Shade 2377 Sage) rather than just chunky. Knowing that I was using a somewhat heavier yarn, I did try to adjust my tension to compensate. The yarn’s beautiful to work with and is super soft. It’s 75% Acrylic, 25% Wool.