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better like umbrellas

chimay be down…

but she’s not out. Technically, she is not even down anymore.

Pattern: Seneca, by Jared Flood
Yarn: Classic Elite Lush in Vintage Blue
Needles: 4.5mm / US 7
Beer Pairing: Chimay Blue, a lush beer for a lush sweater
Modifications: Worked body to 14.5” before joining sleeves. (longer than pattern – and possibly a bit too long for me). Worked 4 rows after bottom cable of body, then worked decreases every 6th row (instead of every 5th). Interestingly, the schematic shows a slow decrease angle and then a rapid increase angle, but the pattern dictates the opposite.
Worked sleeves to 6” before increases, then 17.75” before joining to body. (perfect length for me)

Thoughts: I was hoping that the Lush would fluff up enough after blocking to hide the waviness caused by the decreases between cable rounds in the yoke. This is a main reason I stayed with the fluffy yarn even though it took 4 months to arrive. It doesn’t quite do the trick, however. I still like the look of the sweater, but i wish i could have done something about that.
I like the drape of the sweater, however, and love how the back short-rows help the fit of the neck and give it a bit of extra length in the back.

üppiges Getränk und ein üppiger Pullover
seneca and chimay
lush, lush and lush?

warme ärmel, warme arme
seneca arms
warm arms

und ein warmer Rücken
and a warm back

sop und ich trinken auf den Pullover
a toast to seneca
sop and i toast the sweater

Dogie bleibt unbeeindrückt
dogie snooze
Dogie remains unimpressed

3 Responses to “chimay be down…”

  1. gravatar Susan says:

    Ein schöner Pullover in einem tollen Blau! Gefällt mir sehr gut und die Farbe steht dir super. Hoffentlich geht es deinem Bein bald besser, Gute Besserung!
    Liebe Grüße, Susan

  2. gravatar Daphne says:

    I think it (and you) look great! Nice color with your eyes. I’m not sure I’ve had Chimay blue; I’ll have to look for it.

  3. gravatar k says:

    It’s beautiful, and I’d like to make it just to understand the sleeves.
    Isn’t it odd, how one knitter will do sweaters, while somebody like me will alternate between socks and shawls?

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