When I find a pattern that fits me well and that is super easy, I tend to make it often. And lately this has been the case with sweaters. I need to branch out more but I am happy right now knitting the same pattern over and over, and besides it’s fun to change it up a bit.
I have finished my third Nuuk Sweater and I love it! I have been trying to use up stash yarn this year and not buy anything new yarn until my stash is whittled down. So for this project I was able to use the last of my Brooklyn Tweed Shelter and I’m quite happy with the end result.
Here’s the particulars…
Pattern: Nuuk by Jonna Hietala
Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Shelter 100% American Grown Targhee-Columbia Wool
Amounts: 4 skeins in Tartan, 2 skeins in Hayloft and about a quarter skein in Bale. Approximate yardage around 900 yards.
Needles: Knitters Pride Zing US Size 6 for neckline and sleeves ribbing. Size US 8 for everything else.
Modifications: I casted on the Size 4 and worked the pattern as written up until separation of the sleeves. After separating the sleeves and working three rounds, I added 4 stitches at the underarm area. The top portion of the body was worked in Tartan, changing to Hayloft in the middle. I had just enough of the Tartan for a stripe, and then alternated the Bale with the Hayloft for additional striping. This paid off and I was able to have just enough to finish the sweater in Hayloft, with only a yard of yarn leftover.
This project was perfect for using up stash yarn and I really love how it turned out. The only thing I should have done different was make the stripes a little more proportional, meaning I should have had a couple of stripes in Bale mixed with the Hayloft at the top too. All in all I love it and can’t believe this is my 8th finished sweater for the year!
Until next time, be creative!