I have been going on and on about how much I wanted to knit the Aiken pullover. I wanted to start as soon as the yarn arrived but, I forced myself to complete my unfinished projects this past weekend.
So as soon as Monday arrived, I cast-on! I am making the XS size becaue the designer suggested it is best with 0-2 inches negative ease. I did not get gauge with the suggested Size 8 needles but, I did get it with the Size 7 needles. The yarn being used is Knit Picks Brava in Tranquil. It is 100% acrylic. I don’t have a problem knitting with acrylic yarn and it steam blocks beautifully to me. I used this same yarn for my Chuck pullover and I have worn it quite a few times and it is holding up quite nicely. This yarn feels squishy and soft–but, not too soft. It also has a nice sheen but, it is not too shiny. It’s just right.
I don’t know if it is due to my excitement over the project but, as you can see it is literally flying off the needles. I am about done with the body (currently working on the ribbing) and look to be starting the sleeve tonight. That is some great progress in just 4 days! Maybe I’m dreaming big but, I have been thinking that I would like to finish this in time for Christmas Day because I have this red pencil skirt that would look beautiful against this sea-green. But, we shall see…
Also, the lace work is so pretty to me. It does require for you to pay attention but, it is not complex at all to create. It also worked up super fast. The lace design is worked the same for the front and back.