Last month, despite the many projects I had on the needles, I took home enough Spud & Chloe Sweater yarn to knit myself the Jersey Pullover. Over the next few weeks, I spent as much time working on it as I could. Finally, on New Year’s Day, I was able to give it my full attention. The last ends were woven in this past weekend and I wore it for the first time on Monday.
Sweater yarn is a beautiful, worsted weight blend of superwash wool and organic cotton. It’s made in a range of super fun, mod colors – and lots of good colors for guys. I chose the light gray, which is called ‘beluga’.
The pattern includes stripes on the sleeves, which I think is really sporty and a great way to bring some color into a man’s sweater. I couldn’t decide on which colors to use for the stripes and didn’t want to stop knitting, so I omitted them.
Jersey uses pronounced decreases to create a handsome edge for the neck. The neck’s a little wider than I usually wear, but I like it and think it’ll look particularly good over a collared shirt.
For the ribbing at the waist and cuffs, the pattern calls for the same size needle that the body’s knit with. This makes for a larger, fuller rib, which I like.
This is the third sweater I’ve knit myself with Sweater. I made the Track Jacket first and then the Easy Top-Down Raglan. I enjoyed knitting with Sweater this time just as much as I did before. It’s very soft and comfortable in your hands. Wearing it is great because it’s warm but light and I don’t get overheated when I wear it.
I’m planning on wearing my Jersey Pullover a lot this year. And unless I find another pattern I really like, I might even knit another one in a different color!