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2022 : Chaika by Midori Hirose

2022 knit make/made sweater WINTER

2022 : Chaika by Midori Hirose

Retreating to my comfort zone with warm neutrals for this sweater. Knitting the neck band in a super soft blend of cotton and merino then following up with a cosy fluffy body. Hopefully it will signal the end of a very long wet winter!

Love the results so much.


Craft : Knit

Pattern : Chaika by Midori Hirose 
Yoke Yarn : Bellissimo Linden 53% Wool 47% Cotton
Quantity / Colour : 1 x Linen
Body Yarn : Heirloom Fleck DK held with Kremke Silky Kid
Quantity / Colour : 6 shiitake (Heirloom) x 3 camel (Silky Kid)
Needle : 5mm & 6mm 
Size : XS-M
Project cost : yarn $116.50+ pattern $9 (approx)

Notes : The pullover is worked seamlessly from the top down. 

Pattern has options for short, 3/4 or long sleeves. So pleased I went with the long sleeve option. They taper to the cuff perfectly and are so cosy. The combination of cotton/merino for the deep wide yoke helps to make this a very transeasonal sweater (and also for managing rising body temperatures).  

As always I've added length (even tho I'm not tall). Mine measures 25cm from under arm to cast off. Rib is approx 7.5cm.

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