|(Trying to take a selfie while giving myself a hug!)|
I have worn it numerous times and I can not get cold in it. (Nor do I get overheated, but I like it warm.) Even on the days when it's been a little windy outside, I can feel the wind as it makes its way through the knitted fabric, but it's not cold. (Contrast that to a nylon jacket where the wind can't get through but the nylon on your skin definitely feels cold.) It's very cosy. Mmmmm...excuse me as I snuggle for a moment.
|That's my first handspun in the first few rows of the|
second colour. It blends right in with the Malabrigo!
After the yoke, the stitches are split for the body and sleeves. The body is worked straight with no waist shaping.
Another thing I worried about while working on it was the overall length of the sweater. Too long and it's a tunic. Too short and it's cropped. Plus making sure the stripe widths were balanced. I'm really happy with where the length ended up, and thankfully didn't have to work hard or finagle much to get there. :)
|My best impression of a body builder pose.|
Ya, there's a reason I don't do this professionally...
I also wouldn't think yellow would be good on me but I think the warm tones of this sweater are fine.
|That is a happy knitter.|