What’s your ultimate favorite color for yarn? Me: grey, pink, blue, beige. It’s more than one, I know, because it’s hard to choose just one between them! So I decided to give it a go: combining dark grey and beige in a sweater.
The pattern I used was Lou Sweater by Sandrine (@sand_meije on Instagram). It has simple but great looking cables and tons of stockinette. The moment I saw the pattern when it was released on Ravelry, I knew I should knit it. For a cooler feeling and a good amount of drape factor, I used Papiput Silky Merino DK in Arang (dark grey) and Agatis (beige). The pattern called for a super woolly yarn, but I’ve got a matching gauge so I wasn’t worried about switching the yarn.
The construction is pretty straight forward. Bottom-up seamless with drop shoulders and set-in sleeves that are picked up from around the armholes and work to the cuffs. I love this kind of construction. The split hems with different length of the front and back is also the reason why I like the design.
I modified the bind-off with tubular bind-off (this was the first time I tried it) for the neckband and both sleeve cuffs and it’s ah-mazing!
It may look like the cables are complicated, but trust me, they’re just regular basic cables with purls and knits. When I turned the sweater inside out, the wrong side of the cables look very neat. They’re reversible!
I don’t mind making the second one. This design + the Silky Merino DK yarn = ☆☆☆☆☆