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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7 comments

  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.

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    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

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  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!

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    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

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