Question: if you finish knitting your pandemic sweater, does that mean the pandemic is over too? I ordered my yarn for Camilla Vad’s Magnolia Sweater right after Chicago went on lockdown in the spring of 2020. And although the nupps almost did me in, I finally have another finished object.
I could not be happier with how this turned out. I knit the sweater in Rauma Lamullgarn, a light fingering, and Rowan Kidsilk Haze, 70% mohair/30% silk. It was my first time knitting lace, my first time knitting twisted rib, my first time doing German short rows. And it turned out pretty well! I don’t think I did the nupps exactly right, despite watching every video YouTube chose to throw at me. Some of them are a little droopy, and each one was ridiculously arduous to make. But I think it looks great regardless.
It is not oversized at all. If anything it is a little fitted at the top. But it is still large enough to wear something underneath. The more I wear it, the more I like it. Too bad there’s nowhere to go. Looks like I’ll be rocking my fancy new sweater to the grocery store once a week!