Merry Christmas to my dear husband, Mike! He puts up with all of my crap, and in return gets a handknit sweater every 2.5 years! I think it’s even 😉
Marcel was a very quick, very easy knit. It seemed to just fly by – I was almost completely done with it at exactly the one-week mark. All it needed after that was the end of a sleeve and some blocking. The sleeve took a matter of hours, and the blocking took a week and a half. WHOOPS!
- Pattern: Marcel, Project Page
- Yarn: Cascade 220 SW in Silver Grey
- Size: Medium
- Needle size: US6 for ribbing, US7 for body
- Tubular cast on and bind off.
- 1 st selvage on each side for easier pickup.
- It’s a generously sized sweater. Positive ease, for sure.
- The pattern on the top is easy, and makes the rows go by faster because the WS is k1p1 and the RS is still k all.
- The three needle BO for the shoulders gives it nice structure.
- Top down cap sleeves are clever – I’d never done them before – but a PITA. SHORT ROWS FOR DAAAAAAAYS.
- I hate when patterns say to pick up a specific number of stitches along something that is written to a specific length, instead of rows. “Knit for 9 inches” and then “pick up 36 sts”. Grinds my gears.
- Had to figure out my own spacing for the buttonholes. Maths were had, and buttons were placed. Top button is too high, but whaddyagonnado? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- I hope he likes it as much as he likes Emilien. Or else I’m going to have to do something else with a *gasp* zipper. Sigh.