Happy New Year! Here are some finished project photos of my Acer sweater, which I finished around Thanksgiving. The yarn is O-Wool’s Balance, which is a 50/50 wool/cotton blend. The pattern is beautiful, and I know I will get a lot of use out of this sweater. I cast on for a size 36 in the hips and decreased through the waist to a 34. The result is a shapely sweater, but not overly so. The buttons are 20mm horn buttons from Fringe Supply Co. More project details on Ravelry.
There were quite a few “firsts” for this sweater, which really helped me grow as a knitter: my first set-in sleeves, the first sleeves knit bottom-up, and my first picked-up button bands with button holes, to name a few. This sweater really increased my confidence–I cast on for Michelle Wang’s Exeter cardigan, an epic, seamed cable job, over the holidays.
I made another Wiksten tank to wear with it, from Liberty of London Manning print. It’s one of my favorite prints, and it’s already gone into heavy rotation in my wardrobe, along with the sweater. Woven tops with sweaters are really my favorite things to wear.