Yane

Materials: 8 skeins Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed in Thirst, 1 skein Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed in Brass; size 5 and 7 needles. Pattern: Yane.

Time: The all-too-brief series run of Terriers; Fargo, Seasons 1 & 2 (so good!)

Cost: $32.

I’ve been fixated on knitting oversized, cabled sweaters for so long that when I saw the pattern for Yane it kind of blew my mind: no cables! No texture! Colors! A somewhat boxy sweater with intarsia! (Not to mention, like, half of the required yardage and time required for a super-cabled sweater.)

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So blown away was I that I wasn’t thinking straight when I made my yarn choice — I couldn’t make gauge with the WOTA tweed. So, per usual, I ended up rejiggering the sizes slightly, adding a few extra stitches to the center of the front and back pieces.

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As one might expect, the intarsia in this project meant a merry, clanging collection of yarn bobbins hanging off the back of the front and the back pieces, winding themselves into tangles at every opportunity. It was manageable, but a relief to get to the smooth sailing of the sleeves (only one skein of yarn to deal with!). I crossed my fingers that the sizing would work out and wove in ends as I went along, because there were many.

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I took these photos on a 20-degree morning, hence the slightly manic affect. I doff my hat to fashion bloggers of the world — taking photos of clothing is tedious, guys!

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