My Ankers sweater is finished;what a quick and easy knit with perfect sizing. It is a petite pattern therefore I made the largest size. I held 4ply yarn double on 4.5mm needles for the body to get the gauge. The yoke is super stretchy so it feels so comfortable. I knit the sleeves on 5mm DPN's to make them extra stretchy too.
I started it on the 10th January and it was on my back by Sunday the 20th of February after an overnight wet block which loosened up the whole feel of it. The pattern is top down meaning I could try it on and get the exact sleeve and hem length I wanted creating the perfect fit.
It is warm, really warm, to wear. I used 500g or 1720 metres of yarn. It is Araucania Luxury merino blend 4ply which my neighbour gave to me because she has been suffering from carpal tunnel in her hand so she has stopped yarn work. She shifted some wool over to me - very nice it was too! I kept two yarn cakes in my basket and pulled them from the middle which was a good way to stop the yarn snarling up.
I made one modification. I have big hips and I don't like sweaters stretching across my widest part so I achieved the length I wanted and then spilt it front and back on straight needles. I continued to add a few more rows in stocking stitch then finished with the rib making little side splits.
This is a great pattern. It has only recently been translated into English. The raglan shaping is not totally clear but if you click on my project on ravelry I have given details of my version of this part of the sweater. I made it as easy as possible. If I could swatch it again with some aran, I would give it another go in the future.
Thanks for stopping by. As warm as this sweater is, I was freezing today; stay warm out there. We are expecting snow tomorrow and Friday in the Midlands. Jo xxxx