Happy Fall! Pfft. This is a picture of the dashboard thermometer on my way to pick up the middle school carpool. Please note that I live in San Diego, not flippin' Phoenix. There is just no call for this.
You will understand that modeled shots of a wool sweater were not in the cards. But Calluna, she is done!
She's been done for a while, actually, but I haven't been motivated to try to get pictures. I decided, however, that the pile of unphotographed FO's was starting to get a little out of control.
Bertha seems undisturbed by the heat. I suppose it wouldn't bother me, either, if I were lacking a head.
Pattern: Calluna, from Knit Picks.
Needles: Knit Picks Options, size 7 circs
Yarn: Cascade 220 Tweed
Modifications: I made a few mods to this one. In addition to my usual addition of length to the body (about 4"), I changed the waist detailing to 1x1 ribbing so that it would draw in a bit:
I made long sleeves instead of 3/4 sleeves, and I incorporated cables into the cuffs for a decorative, slightly bell-shaped sleeve:
I added buttonholes and buttons the full length of the sweater, so that it can be worn a variety of different ways:
I also changed the placement of the buttonholes/buttons to make them closer together.
I did not run the buttonband up the collar, as the pattern calls for, and I left off the top buttonhole, which is placed on the collar itself.
Other than that, I think I mostly followed the pattern. It seems to fit, although it was hard to tell in the three and a half seconds I was able to tolerate having it on. Boy, I miss winter.