WIP: Versio

I’ve been plodding along on my versio, for those of you who may be wondering. I took a few WIP photos over the weekend, which show how far I’d gotten:

As you can see, I was almost at the cuff of the first sleeve, and hadn’t started the second. Well, I kept working and am now about halfway through sleeve #2… No photos yet!  I’ll take the finals as soon as I finish up.

I really like the way the fabric is pooling, and it’s always amazing to me how such small changes can make huge ripples through a project. Especially when the project is knitted with Wollmeise:

The few hip increases I did created the crazy chevron pattern in the fabric. I could have avoided this by knitting every other round with a different strand, but I decided not to. Why? I love the way Wollmeise creates a construction story on a garment, for one thing. Secondly, I am enamored with this giant yarn cake, which is slowly decreasing in size… Right now, the sweater consists of a continual strand for the torso, one for each sleeve, and one for the hood. 
I’m trying really hard to finish this sweater by the end of the weekend, so I can start on some new things! A big one is going to be my husband’s Brownstone Pullover, by Jared Flood. I have some Sublime Yarns Organic Merino Wool that will fit the bill perfectly:
I also have some mega-awesome yarn purchases to share with you, but I’ll save those for another entry!
– YX

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