My apologies for being away for a while. The move has drained me a little more than I had expected, and it's taken me a few weeks to feel settled in a bit. Hopefully, life will not keep getting in the way of updating you all on my projects.
This sweater was due a long time ago. It was one of those projects where I bought the pattern and yarn separately and realized later that they would make a perfect match. I started on the cowl back in October 2011. It stayed as a WIP for quite a while until my mojo came back in the spring. My gauge varied wildly over the course of the project so I had to rip out several times and reknit with different needles. This made it totally worth it in the end.
I love the rustic feel of the yarn, and the ginormous cowl neck of the sweater. This will be a staple for me when the weather cools down. I can layer it over so many things and feel very comfortable in the loose, flowy top.
Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed SHELTER in colorway 07 Button Jar, 6.68 skeins = 935.2 yards. This yarn smells really really good. I think I was constantly sniffing the yarn while knitting.
Made for: Me.
Size: between 36 3/4" & 40"
Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm)
Cost: $100.50 (yarn cost) + $6 (pattern cost) = $106.50, which is one expensive sweater. I don't think I will buy Shelter again, because I don't find it worth the cost, but it is lovely to work with.
Mods: Lots. Some are on my ravelry page, but many are not. I just kind of made modifications as I went, and unfortuntely, I did not take very good notes on the changes I made.