the daily pullover

Friday, December 10, 2021

Well, I started this post about 10 days ago, the day I really started to have flu like symptoms and took a Covid test.  The result showed positive for Covid.  Luckily, my symptoms remained mild for the entire time.  My symptoms also changed daily.  One day aches.  One day a sore throat.  One day super tired.  One day a cough.  One or two days a low grade fever.  

My son, Andrew got it first.  And then, of course, I passed it on to my husband.  I am so grateful that we all had pretty mild symptoms.  
Anyhow, I did have enough energy to knit everyday.  I have a few gifts knit and am still plugging along on a Christmas sweater for Libby.  More on those later.
Let's talk about The Daily Pullover for now.
I honestly can not say enough about this sweater.  Pure dreamy.  Especially if you like Linen Quill.  It is such a lovely drape.  Not too soft.  Not too firm.  Just the right combination.  
It's a top down knit and requires very little brain power.  You do have to keep track of your increases but once you divide for the body/sleeves it's pretty much on cruise control.  
I love this kettle black color and the flecks of white linen that come through to make a basic V neck sweater a little special.  
I did make my V a little "less" deep by binding off a little tighter than looser.  You can play with the bind off to get the right V for your liking.  

I truly think this is the perfect Daily Sweater.  I have 3 skeins of Nutmeg and will be casting on for another after the first of the year.  That's how much I love it!

Yarn:  Linen Quill in Black Kettle.  3 skeins
Needles: US size 3
Modifications:  The only thing I did differently was to add length to the body.  My body measures 12" before the short rows. 

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  1. I'm sorry you got COVID, but glad it was mild! And that sweater is just lovely. You'll get a lot of use out of that. It's so nice when a project hits the sweet spot of good to knit and to wear.

    1. Awe, thanks friend! And yes! This sweater will get A LOT of use! It really makes it a good project when you get MANY wears out of it! xx

  2. Oh, Leslie, I'm sorry to hear that you all got COVID. So scary. Glad to hear you recovered quickly. The sweater is really pretty. Is the Linen Quill itchy in a sweater? I made the Half-Half wrap and it's a tiny bit itchy around the neck. Stay well and knit on!

    1. Hi PT! :) Thank you! ๐Ÿงก I am not at all sensitive to the linen quill. I can not wear sweaters made out of rustic yarn but to me this is a super soft fabric. And the V neck probably helps in that department! Happy Knitting, friend! xx