I feel I’ve been writing about this forever, starting from:
I really do like my Beatnik; it proves my point that as long as a garment echoes the wearer’s shape, ease doesn’t make that much of a difference to the fit or flattery. This was made with a large amount of ease – for me – 4″ in many places. But because it follows my body’s shape, it appears well fitting.
I’m happy with all my mods except for a slight puffiness at the top of the head. Lesson learnt!
Pattern: Beatnik from Knitty Deep Fall 2010.
Yarn: Berroco Blackstone Tweed; 65% Wool, 25% Mohair, 10% Angora; 119m = 50g; listed as Aran weight but feels like worsted; “Plum Island”; every bit of 10 skeins
Needles: 3.5mm for rib, 4mm everywhere else. With a plain stockinette sweater, I could probably have increased the needle size – the stitches look like they can bloom and expand up a little more.
Mods: made in the round, changed shaping, split neck with steek, added hood, sleeves in stockinette, sleeves are set in while knitting, narrow saddles travel along shoulders and up the hood.