I'm so pleased to present my version of the Venezia Pullover.
This is the hardest thing I've knit so far, and I'm so, so proud of the result. This sweater came with a lot of challenges. First I had to adjust to starting the wrong size, then I had to rip out the sleeves because I had knit them on the wrong needles, and finally I had to match the sleeve color to the body color. In the end, I'm happy with all of those results. The sleeves make me happy, and I'm glad the sweater is longer than usual. It gives me more room to show off this awesome pattern.
Pattern: Venezia Pullover by Eunny Jang, from Interweave Knits Winter 2006
Yarn: Kauni Effektgarn EQ, 2 balls and Rowan Felted Tweed in Treacle, 6 balls
Needles: US 2 and US 4
Time to Knit: September 1 - October 17
Modifications: I knit the body longer, and did a raglan yoke instead of inset sleeves. I also changed the color a little bit!
I'm so glad that I was able to get this done in time for Rhinebeck. The feedback there was incredible, and all of you who stopped me really made my day.
When I finally finished knitting Venezia, I felt a little at a loss for what to do next. The project was so consuming that I felt like I'd been knitting it my whole life! I'm so happy with the sweater, and I'm glad that I can now share it with you.
PS. Oops, I'd be remiss not to show you an inside-out shot!