Yarn: Ornaghi Filati Super Sport Superwash
Needles: US #4
Finally I have something knitting-wise to post. A sweater, on this super hot day.
The motif was roughly copying the previous sweater "June First", but in colorwork.
I used Ornaghi Filati Super Sport Superwash that I purchased from Elann. It's not merino soft, which suits me. But the knots! OK, at $2.45 per ball, I can stand one knot each ball, but 2 or even 3 on nearly every ball!! Alright I'll shut up. That's something I normally don't complain much about, I guess the rising temperature is starting to get to me. The yarn itself is nothing special to report, but definitely functional.
The construction was top-down seamless with round yoke and short-rows below the yoke. Steeking worked out with no problem. I kept looking at the motif and wished I had made a few changes, nothing major. I'm just a little picky about motifs.
I guess in the end I'm still not sure if I like the high contrast of dark brown with the pale yellow... too predictable of a color combination. On the other hand, I really like the pale yellow color itself. It lends to a slightly vintage/retro feel.
Now the sweater is done, and I doubt I'll have much chance to wear it until Fall. I'm just not yet in the mood of knitting cotton or linen.