So here I am, finally wearing my finished Danforth Pullover. It's poorly blocked and covered in leaf fragments from the walk in the woods we took just prior to snapping these photos (note windblown ponytail - oops!), but I'm giving myself a break on this one. I started knitting it last October, just before we moved. It was, admittedly, a terrible time to start a new knitting project, but I was stressed out and knitting needles were needed to calm my nerves. This was a start and stop project with a few rows knit here, a few rows there. I think my inconsistency shows in the finished garment, but I love it all the same.
Yarn is Berroco Comfort DK in navy. It washes well, stretches in all the right places, and is really really warm. Perfect for wearing on a cool spring day outside with little ones.
The pattern is pretty much my dream come true: top down, no sleeves, schematic included. It was incredibly easy to follow, and I think that the shoulder seam detail and deep armholes give the finished pullover a very modern look. It is essentially a shaped, ribbed tube, however, so it really shows every bump and lump on the body. Even though I gave it a good tug before taking these photos, just bending down to put the baby on the floor created the little ripples and uneven lines seem above. Now I think some bumps and lumps are just lovely facts of life, but worth noting for others who may be contemplating the pattern. For me this pullover as a big navy hug, and I plan to look to Pam Allen patterns again in fufure when knitting for myself.
What do you have on the needles right now? Something for spring?