You know me… I’m a one-sweater-a-year type of knitter. More than that might interfere with my sock knitting. I finished knitting this several weeks ago but it took a while to block and even longer to photograph. But finally, I give you… Vodka Gimlet!You may recall that this yarn colorway is “Barely Birch,” so I posed in front of an actual birch tree so you can compare. I think “Barely Birch” is a great name for this shade of greige.This sweater has a basic topdown raglan construction, but the details make it stand out.
The slipped stitch detail repeats on the neckband, waist, and hem.This 4-ply yarn renders sculptural stitches. I found myself admiring the simple 2x2 rib at the wrists all day long because it just looks so great in this yarn!
Do I need to repeat that this yarn is awesome? Once again, this is Plucky Primo Worsted (75% merino, 20% cashmere, 5% nylon) from The Plucky Knitter. I fell in love with her yarn at Sock Summit 2011 and ordered this online when she released a kit. I am very happy with this knit. I think I could have stopped the raglan seam increases a little bit sooner than I did… and maybe I should have made the neckband a little bit wider… but it’s still a lovely sweater and I’ll wear it often. I would not hesitate to buy another sweater’s quantity of Plucky yarn.
Now, back to our regular sock programming… (to continue the tree theme, I’ll have a Hickory update next time)