In plenty of time for the cooler weather, I completed Ursa!
This will be no surprise to any of you. It’s a chunky, cropped sweater, it was never going to take very long!
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.
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.
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…