I received the perfect amount of yarn in the perfect color for the gathered pullover at Christmas. The yarn (brown sheep "top of the lamb")that it calls for is super well priced so i was curious to find out if it was as itchy as its cousin, brown sheep "lambs pride." i was very pleasantly surprised to find that it is no where near as itchy, likely due to the fact that it is mohair free. it's just 100% wool. wool has the kind of regular itchiness that i don't mind, but the little random pokes from mohair really get to me.
so here is the gathered pullover thus far.
it rolls a lot. a lot. a formal blocking will be necessary on this sweater. i'm soooo in love with that little braid/knot/cable in the center! it was fun to knit and actually got my husband to say "wow, that's impressive"
the color "appletree" is probably my favorite part of this sweater right now. every time i pick up the sweater to knit i'm like "wow, i love this color" it's a lovely green with a nice bit of blue hue in it and it's so. pretty.
right now i'm singing the praises of this lovely sweater, but i haven't tried it on, and i'm beginning to wonder if maybe it's coming out a little...large? we'll find out soon enough...