Oh my stars, I wondered if this day would ever come. But it has, and it’s glorious! I have finally finally finished Rich’s Christmas sweater, *in time* for Christmas (albeit one year late).
Elizabeth Zimmerman shines once again in this clever pattern, the Shirt Yoke Pullover (not on Rav, for some reason – but it’s WG #89). Spatially, I had a hard time imagining how the saddle would work, but it was simple, intuitive and really lovely. I used Canadian Regal wool in dark grey, and at the gauge needed for the sweater, I didn’t love working with it. Too stiff. It is going to be wonderful for the wearer, however, and will last forever.
I really love the hem too, I’ve never done a sewn hem before. Looks very polished. I love how the contrast color peeks out along the edge.
Now I need to block it and I think it will take at least a few days to dry, as this is one dense FO.
Hooray for an out-of-hibernation finished sweater! Merry Christmas!