FO: Ursa

In plenty of time for the cooler weather, I completed Ursa!

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This will be no surprise to any of you. It’s a chunky, cropped sweater, it was never going to take very long!

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It was a super fun knit and a nicely written pattern. I did make a few mods…  I changed the half  brioche stitch to ribbing (my brioche was just looking messy), I changed how the increases were done, I opted for 3/4 length sleeves as I usually do, and I echoed the ribbing pattern from front and back on the sleeves.

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The result is a cozy, warm sweater that’s just perfect for throwing on over top of my maxi dresses. I have four of this style (different fabrics) and all four will work with this colour. I’m tempted to knit a longer version to wear with my leggings… though if I do, I’ll rejig the pattern to work with a lighter yarn – even cropped this one has quite a bit of weight to it.

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As I mentioned before, the yarn is Knitpicks Biggo – colour is Brass Heather. I don’t do a lot of chunky knits, but if I do, I’d buy this yarn again in a heartbeat. It’s a 50/50 Superwash Merino/Acrylic blend that’s wonderfully soft to knit with and wear. It blocks well, stands up to frogging, and has just a touch of halo, amping up the cozieness of whatever you knit. I’ve got a few skeins left, and I’m thinking it would be awesome for a hat/mitt set.

And as always, thanks to Mom for always photographing my best side…

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10 thoughts on “FO: Ursa

  1. Shirley

    What a beautiful sweater!!! It looks so good on you and perfect with that dress. The design is wonderful. I can almost feel fall just looking at the photo.

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  2. Jocelyn Ahlers

    Love it! That turned out really nicely, and it looks awesome on you. Those dresses are turning out to be an excellent investment, and now you can wear them even longer!

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