Finally off the needles, but not quite completed. This sweater needs buttons and blocking, but the bulk of the crafting is completed. The seed stitch is very slow going, especially when working the sleeves in the round, so it is easy to procrastinate.
The yarn is Rowan’s Baby Merino Silk dk, colour Straw (SH671). The yarn is lovely to knit with, crisp and somewhat lively that shows the texture of the stitches extremely well. But the fun element of this project was trying out new needles from Knitter’s Pride – Karbonz. The body is knit on 3.75mm, the ribbing on 3.00mmm. The needles have carbon fibre bodies with shiny stainless tips. They are light, but not exceptionally so, but the different surface textures were particularly useful with this yarn. The tips are nice and slippery, guiding this somewhat firm yarn easily and with speed, but the matte finish of the needle body helped keep the loops on board, especially once I was working down the sleeves with the dpns. The karbonz fell between wood and most metal as far as stiffness, a decent compromise.
I have another sweater already on needles, actually it was started about the same time as this one but set aside since it is a dark forest green, more suitable for a fall baby than a spring/summer one.
Regardless, this one reached the ‘time to take photos’ bit, thus inadvertently reminding me to take care of my instant uploads folder again!