I finished my COVID sweater! You’ve probably made three or four by now … please send me the pictures! I’d love to see what you’ve been up to … actually, I’d love to share what you’ve been up to too. Anyway, I’m please with my accomplishment, I’ve been crazy busy over the last couple of months and I didn’t have much bandwidth for things other than *work, eat, sleep, snuggle, meditate, laundry, cook; repeat from * to end of pandemic.
So, my assessment is it’s a WIN! The fabric is very light and airy, and because of the alpaca in the yarn it’s probably better suited for weather that’s under 10 degrees celsius, but I file that under NEVER ENOUGH SWEATERS. Anyway, I would totally make it again. It was a straight forward pattern, very uncomplicated and easy to follow. The blown yarn was ideal, it’ll look great over a tank top. I love that the pattern comes in kids and baby sizes, I might make one for my niece in pink or aqua. As I was working I was also thinking that it might make a great summer sweater knit up in a summer yarn like Quince & Co Kestrel.
The pattern is EXTREMELY size inclusive, it runs from a baby 0-6 months up to an adult 5XL (72″ bust). I’m thinking matching mommy/baby sweaters? Sibling sweaters? Cousin sweaters? BFF sweaters? The opportunities are endless. The baby and child sizes are an ideal opportunity to use Drops Air – my mom always said you can put a baby in anything, that they can’t complain, but I beg to differ – they seem to be adept at wailing their adorable little heads off for as long as they feel uncomfortable.
- 0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1-2 yrs, 2-4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6-8 yrs, 8-10 yrs, Adult XS, S, M, L, XL-XXL, 3XL-4XL, 5XL)
- Finished Chest Measurement: 24.5 (25.5, 26.5, 28.6, 30.5, 32.5, 34.5, 38.5, 41.5, 44.5, 48.5, 56.5, 66.5, 72.5”)
- Drops Air (cropped version): 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 8, 9) skeins
- Drops Air (regular version): 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) skeins
- 6mm/US10 circular needles (length depends on the size you’re making, interchangeable needles are good for this project)
- 4.5mm/US7 circular needles
- 6mm/US10 double pointed needles (or alternative – I managed to use 16″ circulars)
- 4.5mm/US7 double pointed needles (or alternative … 12″ circulars worked well)
- scrap yarn
- stitch markers (optional but useful in the lace)