You may remember I recently introduced you to the beginnings of my Saxon Braid Big Sack Sweater. I’ve eyed the pattern for a long time, but we don’t have a lot of chunky yarn in New Zealand, and I had not been able to find a yarn I liked to knit it in. But here it is, all done:
This morning was lovely and cool, so I took it for a little trial run:
The yarn is a one-off 50/50 merino alpaca, spun by Woolyarns and sold at Knit World. It’s a chunky weight and is going to be soooo snuggly in winter.
The pattern “Big Sack Sweater” is from Stitch’n’Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook, but I changed the cable to make it more interesting for me.
This sweater has very long sleeves which is great! I normally find that I have to lengthen my sleeves in a project, but this one is perfect. No cold wrists! The cowl is another happy moment too. It’s just the right length and drapes so well. I guess I chose the right yarn to match the pattern!
Having now knitted it, I’ve thought of another great New Zealand yarn that would do fantastically in this pattern – Zealana’s Tui. Maybe I should knit another one in another colour….!?
Thank you, Jenna Wilson, for a lovely pattern.