It's been a very long time since I've knitted a pullover for myself. According to my Ravelry notebook it was 2008 and the sweater was called "Cableicious". Since then I've opted to make cardigans, vests and a whole lot of accessories.
I'm not quite sure what it was that made me want to cast on Camilla. I think the fact that I had yarn in my stash just collecting dust was probably what did it. The yarn was purchased for a Phildar Sweater (which I still love and hope to make someday). Many of the balls hadn't been used. However, I stated in my last post, I impatentienly used the already knitted yarn and thankfully it did block out! So knitters out there - should ye be as impatient as me, all will be alright! However, I pre-blocked the rest of the yarn before using. While I know now that it worked out, I don't think I would put myself through that type of stress again!
Pattern: Camilla Pullover by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Yarn: Karbella Aurora 8, 8 balls used
Needles: US 10 circulars
Size Made: 37
Modifcations: In using the yarn that I did I had to go down a needle size. I was also getting about 8 sts to the inch before blocking and therefore decided to go up a pattern size to compensate for that change. (I typically make things that are 32-34) It did block out a bit after washing. When I first took it out of it's Soak bath I became a little scared because it was stretching way beyond it's dimensions. But a little smoosh here and a little tuck there and it's just about perfect. Garter stitch really grows so I wasn't shy about a few rows shorter than necessary.
I love the front panel motif. It was easy to memorize and thus provided me the opportunity to knit it anywhere without having to check the pattern every few rows. It was knit in a rediculous amount of time. In an effort of full disclosure, I began this on Sunday and am wearing it out to Patricia's today. Granted, I know I am nuts when it comes to knitting and therefore need to pay some bills and kiss my husband.
Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for you coming here and reading about my little knitty life. Holiday knitting, here we come!!