Moraine sweater by Tin Can Knits

I finished the Moraine sweater by Tin Can Knits. I used Juniper Moon Farm’s Moonshine using colorways #02 & #06 (and one more which escapes me) on US size 8 (5 for ribbing). It was a fun knit with some challenges keeping the lice stitch in pattern and the ease is less than I would prefer, but I am still thrilled with the result. My first time with more than two colors. I just cast on for the Ness Tam by Marie Wallin and excited to try Fair Isle for the first time and using 10 (count 'em, 10!) colors!Moraine Sweater

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Wow fabulous! Great going! You kust be thrilled.

Ooh it really makes me want to knit with colours but I need my son to agree a pattern first (not holding my breath).

Creations,
It was REALLY fun!

Claudia

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Beautiful stranded work! I love Juniper Moon Farm’s yarn and the colors you chose are perfect. Enjoy wearing your lovely sweater.

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That looks great. It must have taken a bit of time. Great job with the fit also!

I started it in late November and just finished it this week. That’s me working full time. I work as a tax preparer and knitting definitely keeps me sane and provides so much joy.

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Salmonmac,
This is my third project with Juniper Moon Farm’s yarn, all of it in the Moonshine line. Next will be to try one of their other lines.

Claudia

I’ve used Findley DK and Herriot which I can recommend for pullovers.

The Moonshine is particularly soft and shiny - what are the characteristics of the Findley and Herriott?

Herriot is a very soft camelid alpaca that is lovely to work with and warm to wear. It just feels grand. Findley is a cotton/silk blend that lightens the weight of the cotton and has a lovely shine.

I would use either of these yarns again. I’ll have to try Moonshine.

Wow! Beautiful work! :heart::heart::heart:

I have made a shawl from Herriot it’s lovely yarn.
Nice sweater!
What did you get for gauge on your sweater I bought some moonshine to gauge for a sweater but it knit to many stitches pre for me

I didn’t swatch, so I don’t know, What I DO know is that if I HAD swatched, I would have gone up a couple of needle sizes to get the ease I really wanted. I am happy with the result and equally happy to have really learned that lesson without getting too burned by it. I will be swatching the next time.

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My problem with gauge is so far off for me that the resulting fabric doesn’t feel the way I want; you could just count the stitches per inche on the finished sweater :slightly_smiling_face:

Claudia can I ask why would you choose to increase needle size to gain ease rather than go up a pattern size?
Is it because the next pattern size up would be too big?
Just interested as I feel every top I make is a gamble on size despite swatching. So far everything comes out fitting which is lucky but I have the same worry every single project.

Creations,
It’s really 6 of one, half a dozen of the other. I am very short statured and am always concerned that the larger sizes may be too long in the arms or the torso, whereas I feel like (maybe erroneously) that by going up a needle size, I am more likely to keep the overall dimensions similar but with a little more room.

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Wow! That is beautiful! Great work!

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Beautiful sweater! Great job. Enjoy.

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Wow. That is just beautiful

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