Elizabeth Street

Knit: Lucinda

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I've officially finished knitting my second sweater!  Finishing and wearing this comfy piece out has been such a rush!  I knit my Lucinda for the knit-a-long hosted by Fancy Tiger Crafts, Grainline Studio and Kelbourne Woolens over the summer - I had been eyeing this pattern for awhile after ordering Madder Anthology 2 and this was the perfect push to start.  

I absolutely love Acadia - it was such a soft, drapey yarn to work with and perfect for this easy, slightly oversized pullover.  Skill wise, this was a pretty easy knit (a good practice in pattern reading though, since you're keeping track of multiple decreases while working the V neck).  The only thing new to me was the Sunday short rows.  After a couple YouTube videos, however, I was good to go - I'm definitely going to use that method the next time short rows come up in my knitting.  

I had originally intended to knit the shorter sleeves, however my first sleeve was much too snug and the length was too awkward for me to wear.  I knew if I kept that length, I wouldn't get nearly as much wear out of my sweater.  Instead, I knit the second sleeve in the longer length and in the same needle size as the body for more room - they are just right for me!  They're longer than the pattern sleeves, but I'm notoriously cold blooded and this sweater will see about 5x more wear with these sleeves.  

Pattern: Lucinda, from Madder Anthology Vol. 2 by Carrie Bostick Hoge

Yarn: Acadia by The Fibre Company in blueberry

Size: 40 1/4"