In the process of knitting my Fisherman Twist sweater, I’d very often look at the yarn and go: I can’t believe I chose this colour! While I love pink, I usually prefer a more muted tone than coral. Fact is, though, that I actually look pretty good in it. I guess I gotta get comfortable with coral pink me!
I had already started this pattern in another yarn that turned out to be a bad fit due to its mohair content. The fisherman twist stitch just looks better with a cleaner stitch definition! I also had difficulty achieving gauge, which unfortunately continued with the new yarn (DROPS Nepal) as well. Or rather, the neckband seemed to be on the small side, in contrast to the pictures in the pattern where it almost slips down the model’s shoulders. You can see the size of the neckband in this previous post. It relaxed a lot after some rigorous blocking, but I still don’t think it’s large enough.
Otherwise this was a fairly quick knit. The pattern has some interesting shaping with short rows in the yoke and especially the bust, where you can choose between different bust sizes. This is the first time I came across something like that in a knitting pattern! I didn’t manage to knit the short rows cleanly, though, as they’re clearly visible, the same as in my Manu cardigan. My favourite part of this pattern is the whip stitch hem. In my previous post about it I said I had never done this technique, but when I looked at a tutorial I realized that I actually had, several years ago. I love the clean and neat finished look of this hem!
The sweater is so comfortable and cozy! Even though it’s 65% wool, it isn’t itchy at all thanks to the added alpaca fiber. It’s a pity I won’t be able to wear it for much longer until it’s too warm. Oh well, next autumn and winter then!
Pattern: Fisherman Twist by Carol Feller, size 38-40.
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Nepal (Aran, 65% wool/35% alpaca), 8909 Coral.