Lucille Pullover (2017)
Yarn: MacAusland Woolen Mills 2-ply (medium)
Pattern: Lucille by Jennifer Wood
Completed: October 29, 2017.
The yarn is a good sturdy yarn, which softens and blooms on soaking. I wanted a cable sweater; I thought initially of a cardigan/jacket, and started the “Plaits & Links” cardigan. However, it turned out I didn’t have anything like gauge (which I determined after I’d finished the back piece — one of the pictures is the back piece against a sweater that actually fits, to show how far off it was).
Finally, I settled on the “Lucille” pullover, and it worked well, on 4mm needles. I knit the 37″ size, and after finishing and soaking it was:
- 16.5” from pickup of shoulder stitches to cuff (i.e., underarm of sleeve)
- 19.5” wide at the body hem, 18.5” wide at the narrowest
- 21.5” long.
That means it’s a bit bigger than the pattern in width (but still closest to the size I was knitting than any other), and just an ooch shorter. Pretty close, IMO.