- Purchased from: Old Navy in 2012
- Brand: Old Navy // made in China
- Yarn: 60% cotton & 40% acrylic // baby blue
- Knit gauge: 24 stitches per 4 inches // sport weight
- Pattern: Sibella by Carrie Bostick Hoge
January 1, 2014
Last night (New Years Eve) at approximately 10:30pm I finished Sibella! That’s right: Sibella is complete! That’s 5 better sweaters, and 2 shawls, in 2014!
This project’s been a real beast. Cotton is so unforgiving. Not only did the yarn dry out my hands, it also hurt them as I strained to keep proper tension. Ultimately, though, the struggle was worth it and the final product is lovely. Soft but with structure, this sweater is perfect for all seasons.
When I cast on my gauge was a little off, so I swapped my size 5 needles for 4s. The fit is actually perfect now. I think the yarn is somewhere between a DK and a sport weight and the gauge is 23 stitches and 37 rows.
Images of original sweater below:
Brand: Gap // made in China
Yarn: 74% acrylic, 23% wool, & 3% mohair // two strands (one white & one dark navy)
Pattern used for navy yarn: Acer Cardigan by Amy Christoffers
Pattern used for white yarn: Archipelago by Anna Maltz
Brand: L.O.G.G. by H&M // made in Cambodia
Yarn: 45% wool, 27% acrylic, 20% polyamide, 5% polyester, & 3% metallic fiber // oatmeal color with hints of green and metallic thread