I wanted to knit Chuck for a very long time and Andi’s Selfish Sweater Kal was the perfect occasion for it. I like Andi’s designs, and this sweater fitted perfectly into my plans for this year. I went for size XS, as usual with Untangling Knots and I used 4.5 mm knitting needles instead of the 5 mm the pattern asks for. I always knit Cascade 220 with 4.5 mm and I tend to be on the loose side, so I didn’t want to go up to 5 mm.
The cable motif knits up easily and it adds a beautiful detail to an already elegant sweater. Cropped sweaters are nice to wear with skirts and dresses, something I was missing in my wardrobe. I’m wearing it here with my Cambie dress, which feels much better than last time I wore it. I’ve finally gained all the weight I lost in Spring and Summer, so this dress fits again like it was supposed from the beginning.
I normally go two sizes down for the ribbing because it tend to do it very loose, but as I couldn’t find my 3.5 mm needles (and most of my cables), I knit it with 3.75 mm. I think it was good though, otherwise the waist would have been a bit too tight. When casting off ribbing, I usually go to 4.5 mm needles again to make it more stretchy. Well, that didn’t work on the neckline just because of the shape it has. I felt just wrong. So I redid the cast off with my 3.75 mm needles. As it’s quite open, I don’t have problems to put the sweater on and off.
I knit everything as instructed except for the sleeves, where I have added an extra repeat to make them slightly longer. I’ve already stated in the past that I just don’t like three quarter sleeves, and if I’m cold, I feel it a lot in my wrists.
I like a lot the finished sweater, and I foresee a lot of wear when the weather starts to warm up a bit (it’s still freaking cold here). I may even make another dress this year to go with it.
Brooch: Desperate Beatnik.