Oh man, I am really having fun with this challenge. I haven’t been able to share Sweater #4 for top-secret reasons that will become clear in a few months, but I’m transitioning into some warm weather knitting now. I chose a silk/cotton blend yarn for the Sous Sous Sweater by Norah Gaughan because I thought it would make for an awesome breezy top to wear with a tank or a dress or throw over my swim suit at the beach. Yarn is Cozette by Knit One Crochet Too.
This sweater has the most AMAZING cables. I really have to bow down to Norah here for continually creating some of the most visually appealing cable patterns I have ever seen. I only made slight changes to the pattern due to some warnings I got about just how over-sized the sweater can be. And full disclosure; I really dislike seed stitch (or double moss stitch as it’s referred to in this pattern) But the cable pattern falling right in the center of each piece breaks it up enough to keep it interesting.
I chose a more neutral color so I can wear it in any season and with just about anything. The color is moss but it has some really nice yellow-ish gold flecks in the yarn that brighten it up.
Here are the changes I made:
Because my yarn was a sport/fingering weight I ended up with a tighter gauge and went down to a size US 5 needle. I felt that would be enough to reduce some of the ease written into the pattern. I cast-on for a size small as written.
I did one extra repeat of the cable pattern for the front and back, to extend the length a bit.
I did the front piece shaping ever 4th row instead of every RS row in order to make the shaping less dramatic. (I also twisted the YO’s because they YO holes left every 4th row looked a little odd)
I can see this as a piece I will end up wearing a lot. It ended up so lightweight, like a really nice over-sized shirt. You can read more about my modifications on my Ravelry project page.
Next up I’m making the Sand Pullover in a cotton/cashmere blend for another fun summer knit!