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Sweatrrr v 2 (no blobs)

Sweatrrr v 2 (no blobs) by triskellian
Sweatrrr v 2 (no blobs), a photo by triskellian on Flickr.

After reworking my original Sweatrrr into a cardigan, and then giving it to my mum, I had to have another go. And it turns out that in a more me-coloured yarn, without blobs, and with pockets, I like it a lot better.

Via Flickr:
Yarn: Malabrigo sock in Candombe (MC), and fivemoons Luna Plus in Sweet Violet (CC).

Pattern: Asa Tricoa’s Sweatrrr, somewhat modified (asatricosa.com/testartikel/)

Finished post-steek sweatrrr

First this yarn was a cardigan that I liked, but which was too broad in the shoulders and was never quite comfortable. Then it was a sweatrr, but it was a bit too small, and I didn’t really like the blobs.

But then TechKnitter unvented a new steeking technique which I wanted to try, so I convinced myself that the yarn wouldn’t bear another frogging and reknitting and took scissors to it.

The steek technique is great, and creates beautiful edges, and the cardigan gives every appearance of having been designed expressly for my mum, who is much happier with it than I ever was. I call that a win.

Star chart of the northern hemisphere

I’ve wanted to make this since before the pattern even appeared, and was relieved that someone else did all the calculations so all I had to do was buy it and print out half a tree worth of charts

Via Flickr:
Pattern: Celestarium from Twist Collective (www.twistcollective.com/collection/component/content/arti…), with slightly amended edging.