This one is almost a year old! I just never got around to taking photos of it.
Pattern: Tangled Yoke by Eunny Jang, from Interweave Knits Magazine.
Yarn: Felted Tweed by Rowan, about 8 balls.
Needles: 3.5mm. This is a funny one. If I recall correctly, 3.5mm is in or around the needle size called for. However, I needed to go down to a 3mm to get gauge… but I didn’t want to get gauge! This is because the pattern doesn’t accommodate a 36″ size. I did some sums and figured that if I knit the 34″ size with the bigger needle, I would fall somewhere between the 34″ and 38″ size. It worked!
Modifications: Apart from what I’ve detailed above, I made the body and sleeves a good deal longer. I had to reknit the button band twice or three times – I’m still not 100% happy with how it lies but it’s ok most of time. I also knit the body and sleeves in the round.
The pattern is a little convoluted in parts but overall was not too bad to follow. I don’t like how there isn’t a medium 36″ size but if you’re willing to put in a bit of work before you start, you can overcome that problem. The best part about the whole design is the marriage of a concept with the perfect yarn. It can be difficult to work with tweedy yarn if you don’t want to just knit a plain sweater. Anyway, this has become a firm favourite of mine.