Light and pink and loving it (pinks, part 3)

This sweater has been nearly-there for a few weeks; only the buttons were missing. A couple of days ago I finally had time to go button-hunting, and I was happy to find nice ones on the first go. Let me present, my 10 day sweater (Ravelry link to the pattern) (which definitely wasn’t finished in 10 days, due to several other projects).

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This pattern is by Villapeikko. The simplicity immidiately caught my eye, and as I realized I had some nice yarn in my stash, I put it in the top-five of my queue. I began my 10 Days (Ravelry link) in late April, and despite of rather thin yarn it was quite quick to knit, thanks to needles of 4 mm.

The yarn I chose for this sweater is old Novita Wool (100% wool) which I bought several years ago from sale, and the contrast colour was some random skein of off-white Novita Wool. The amount of yarn needed was less than 450 grams.

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Though somewhat simple, there are a lot of nice details to this sweater. The hem is asymmetrical, and there’s a button band for decoration.

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Similar button bands can be found in the front, too. Since I have no intention of unbuttoning the sweater, there are no button holes.

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In the original pattern, the sleeves were knitted in reverse stockinette. In my sweater, I decided to knit the sleeves in stockinette instead. There were also a few more of the purled stripes in the cuffs of the pattern, but I only knitted five of them.

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This sweater is light and soft and lovely to wear. The size is perfect, and the sleeves are exactly the right lenght. I’m sure this will be my number one summer sweater in the coming years.

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This sweater completes my straight flush of pink sweaters. There’s more pink on my needles, though – I was nearly running out of UFO’s, so I balanced out the situation by casting on a couple of projects during the weekend. Don’t hold your breath, though; it might takea a while or two before those are finished.

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