Pattern: Rogue by Girlfromauntie, size 39″ around chest (2″ positive ease)
Yarn: Rauma Vamsegarn colour V 03, 15 balls
Needles: 4.5 mm for in-the-round and right side rows, 4.0 for wrong side rows when knitting flat. I purl looser than I knit and this yarn shows that well. Oh, and a cable needle. A cable needle is needed for this, yes.
Started in September, finished in February, photographed in August..this is an all year sweater around here, for winter days by the fire and summer nights at the shore. When the fog rolls in the hood comes up. The hood fits incredibly well and I use it a lot. A little button keeps it better in place when it is down.
I lengthened the body and the sleeves quite a lot, about 10 cm/4 inches or maybe even more for the body, redrawing the bottom cable of the body to make it more proportional.
The sleeves are knit in the round up to the sleeve caps, and instead of hems I used a provisional cast-on and added an I-cord edging, an idea from Desiknitter. The stockinette part in the front rolled a bit in the beginning but is now nice and flat.
The pattern is written well and covers 19 pages! so most of the info is in there but check out the tools and techniques section at the designer’s website too, for some of those special increases. To begin with the yarn pilled a little on the bottom of the sleeves , but after some wear it seemed to stop. My first experience with vamsegarn, a really nice yarn for this project, squishy, warm and with good cable definition.
Enough tech talk. I’m waiting for winter.