A February Sweater in May

Here it is – the February Fitted Sweater in Miss Priss Mary Walker Phillips

It is obviously not a maternity sweater, but by the time it is cold enough to wear it, I won’t be “maternity” any more…

I love the way the colors worked out. In less light, it almost looks black, but in the sun the colors just pop out.

Maternity or no, it is so cozy!

Three things about this sweater

1. The swatch lied – it did not grow when blocked. The sweater, however, did grow. Big. Good thing I am a big woman.

2. This yarn is scrumptious. It is everything a yarn should be – soft, squishy, bouncy, cozy, beautiful and wooly. I love, love, love this yarn. Plus, because it comes in such generous skeins, I was able to make this sweater with less than 4 balls! That means this sweater cost me less than $72 to knit. Amazing. And, it gets better. I bought 6 thinking I would need 6…. So I have over 2 skeins of this lovely, fabulous yarn still in the stash. Wooohoo!

3. This pattern, while easy to memorize and theoretically a “quick knit”, was a little confusing, and then plain boring. I wouldn’t knit it again… but I sure do look forward to wearing this beautiful sweater next winter. I have a feeling it will be one of my favorites. πŸ™‚

Oh, and did I say that I love this yarn?

More details and info on my Ravelry project page.

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4 thoughts on “A February Sweater in May

  1. Ok. So tell me what you didn’t like about the pattern. I like a lot of her designs….but haven’t seen one of her patterns. A lot of them (I don’t think this one…) are worked flat and seamed which totally turns me off. I’d rather sew clothes if I wanted seams.

    • Well, it is an all over lace pattern with decreases and increases. The instructions were not very good for how to decrease within the pattern. Which is fine, but it didn’t always work out like she said. (My fault, perhaps, but I was doing what I thought she meant). The body is knit in the round, bottom up, which is fine. But the sleeves are knit flat and seamed (blech) and because of the lace, I wasn’t brave enough to change to in the round.

      It wasn’t a bad pattern, per se. It just wasn’t incredibly clear or easy to follow. I am really very picky with what patterns I like, and this just didn’t cut the mustard. πŸ™‚

      Pros? It was free. One shouldn’t complain about a free pattern. I am just a big baby. πŸ™‚

  2. I am picky too. Free? Meh. I try not to complain. But, a lot of patterns that are PAID patterns are poorly written. I was RAKed a bunny slipper pattern this month. If I had paid for it, I might be a little upset…..written badly.

    I think I am a very EZ “no pattern” pattern kind of person.

    Oh – and who would knit a body in one piece and then knit sleeves flat and SEAM them?! See…..that to me is inconsistency in the pattern. Unless there is some really unique reason to do that, it Just doesn’t make sense.

    Of course, I *hate* seaming. Hate it. I even knot the sleeves of my Tomten in the round (which meant purling every other round…which I hate also….) to avoid seaming them. I guess purling wins out over seaming!

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