Camilla Pullover Finished
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 12:02PM
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So I was determined to finish this sweater before the end of winter, but ended up binding off yesterday, which was technically the second day of Spring - Boo!! Lucky for my sweater, it snowed and we woke up to freezing temperatures, so it was worn with pride and smiles all day long anyway. 

Pattern is Carrie Bostick Hoge's Camilla Pullover. It's an ingenious seamless knit that is knit in the round.  The body is knit in one piece from the bottom up, so you can try it on as you go and see how long you want your body length (think hip to armpit) to be. Sleeves are knit in the round on double pointed kneedles separately, and then joined to the body. Once joined, you continue in the round to shape a raglan style yoke all the way to the neck. I knit a size small, on size US 10 needles, adding some length to both the body and sleeves . 

Yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in the Optic colorway, and it's heavenly. This is the first time I've ever forked over so much money for yarn in my life, but it was worth it. I can't explain how squishy and soft this wool is, and how striking and unique the Madelinetosh colorways are. I now understand why Madelinetosh has such a cult following!!

For a few more knitting details, check out my Ravelry page. I'm actually a little sad that this sweater is off the needles, but that hasn't stopped me from picking my next knitting project. It's another Carrie Bostick Hoge pattern for my boy - the Lulu, in blues. New goal: to have a blue Lulu done by fall. I think I can handle that!

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