This is the Silken Scabbard designed by Jennifer Hansen. The pattern also features a lighter, short sleeved version. The yarn I used is from a donation I received a few weeks ago, it is no longer available… looking at the docket it seems it is ancient… It is half wool and half camel, very soft, and I just adore the color.
Surprisingly, I enjoyed using a ‘real pattern’ – though I got at times annoyed with the lack of explanation. One has to blindly follow instructions using a pattern, not question or query… it would have been great to have a few more photos on the pattern, since one of the “I just don’t get this at all, it makes no sense whatsoever… but am going to just do as I am being told” moments was when I knitted the underarm section. This sort of thing would have been helpful:
Actually, to be perfectly honest, there was an enjoyable aspect in following a pattern: there was the certainty that this was trialled and tested, that it was very likely to work… All I did was add 2″ to the sleeves and shortened the body.
I just adore the shape of the collar, how the entire jumper is seamless and how the cables give such a strong visual feature AND the varying size of the cables makes them integral to the shaping of the garnment… very elegant!