Pattern: Weathered Pullover by Ann Weaver
Yarn: Fibre Co. Meadow in Black Adder (main color) and Habu A-20 silk/stainless in Brick (sheer panel)
Size made: 34
Alterations: I shortened the pattern by a few inches and knit the wool section in a single color instead of colorblocking it.
I've long been intrigued by Habu silk/stainless yarn and I instantly fell in love with this pattern's use of such an interesting yarn. The stainless steel gives the thread-thin silk enough structure to hold its dimensions under the weight of the wool yarn beneath it, creating a transparent panel with a hint of sheer color. Hot!
An awesome thing about this top--you can wear the sheer panel to the front or back for a different look! I love wearing the panel to the back for a slightly more modest, but still very hot look. To accentuate your pretty shoulder blades, ya know.
The main yarn called for in the Weathered Pullover is a light fingering merino/silk blend. I immediately knew the perfect substitution would be Meadow from The Fibre Co. This dreamy yarn is a blend of merino, llama, silk and linen. It's the perfect weight and has a beautiful rustic heathered look while still being ultra soft against the skin for easy wearability.
I chose to knit the wool part of my pullover entirely in the color Black Adder, instead colorblocking with multiple colors as the pattern is written. I kept some of the colorblock idea, going with a pop of brick red for my Habu yarn. The top is finished off with a very cute moss stitch shoulder detail. I love it so much, the way this thing turned out!
And to bring this happy knitting story to a close, this is the first handknit woolen item I've made that makes me feel like a real hot lady. Well done, Ann...well done.