It took me almost two years to complete this sweater! I should admire my persistence or blame my slackness? Thank goodness it's done, before the new semester starts!
The yarn, Yorkshire Tweed by Rowan had been discontinued five or six years ago. Just now I checked the yarn receipt and simply couldn't believe the yarn was purchased on July 3, 2007, during when Romni Wools hosted its annual 20% off winter yarn sale!
Although I haven't assembling a knitted sweater for a long time, but surprisingly by the minute I picked up my grafting needle, the feeling was back and my hands simply know what to do!
Honestly bulky garments require a highly level of finishing skills and greater attention to the details. I spent a night and an afternoon to assemble Demi. The finishing is just as tidy and clean as what I expected.
A boutique quality piece of work, isn't it?
Pattern: Demi by Kim Hargreaves, from Vintage Knits.
Yarn: Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran in SH413 Lot 14D3, 6.5 skeins
Needles: 4, 4.5 & 5mm Addi Turbo
Modifications: Sleeves shortened and cuff circumference reduced.