I did it! I am finished with my Antrorse. And I love it!
I bought 2 skeins of Cascade Eco+ about a year ago, intending to make Idlewood. I started it. Then put it aside. FOR MONTHS. The partially knitted collar – because that’s as far as I got – and yarn balls sat in a paper shopping bag in my closet. FOR MONTHS.
After I finished the Great Divide Shawl, I immediately poked around my Ravelry queue and decided on Antrose. I had added it to my queue a few months back after seeing Tashia’s version of it on her blog, thinking, “I really like this one.”
And I really do! It knit up pretty quickly. Bulky yarn, size 10 needles…. this sucker went pretty quick.
I made a size 34, and I’m glad that I erred on the smaller size. By measurements, I should have knit a 36, but the 34 fits really well.
Some design notes: The chevron pattern is a nice design touch. The cowl neck is pretty too. I thought about adding some waist shaping, but ended up too lazy to calculate the rate of decrease and increase. When I got to the body hem, my ‘garter stitch in the round’ looked craptastic, so I ripped all that back and worked it flat. Then I seamed up the side when I reached a good length.
The underarm still looks a bit … hole-y, so I’ll probably go back and fix that. I haven’t yet cracked the code on how to make that part of a hand-knit sweater look good. At least that part is at the armpit, mostly hidden.
Pattern: Antrose by Very Shannon
Yarn: Cascade Eco+ in Cabernet bought at Fancy Tiger Crafts
Buttons bought at Fancy Tiger as well.
Link to Ravelry project page, here.