Sunday, June 11, 2017

Completed Chromatic

Our moving day is almost here. I’m sharing this week’s blog post a little early because our internet service will be turned off by my usual Tuesday morning posting time.

Two weeks ago, I posted about knitting a sweater.I had eight skeins of Cascade Yarns Cascade 220® Fingering in various colors, and had started on the Chromatic pattern by Tin Can Knits.

I’m happy to say that the sweater is now complete. After some early questioning of so many colors, I think the combination worked well.

Folded Colorful Knit Chromatic Sweater Before Blocking
Chromatic, prior to blocking.

My initial impression of the pattern was that it was easy to follow and knit up quickly, and that impression did not change. This is a pattern that I would knit again.

Colorful Knit Chromatic Sweater Front View

The instructions are to aggressively block the sweater, and aggressive is right! I tried it on straight from the needles and it hugged every curve to the point that I was considering whether it should go to our 13-year-old or 11-year-old. After aggressively blocking the sweater, the fit is much better on me although not perfect.

Based on my measurements and how I wanted the sweater to fit, my size was between ML and L. Considering my gauge, the amount of yarn I had available and how I wanted the colors to stripe, I opted for the ML but went up one needle size. Normally, I would have lengthened the body of the sweater, but I was afraid of running out of the black and gray yarns. I went as long as I dared, and barely made it with the black yarn. On the next go-roundfor myself, I’ll either make the L or lengthen the body of the sweater. Possibly both.

Colorful Knit Chromatic Sweater Back View

The sweater is already packed as I type. My next post will be made from our new home across the country. The past few weeks — OK, months — have been crazy, and I expect the next few weeks will be as well. Here’s to colorful new beginnings!


  1. What a great finish! I'm always impressed by (and jealous of!) folks who can make their own sweaters. Well done!

    1. Thank you! It was an easy pattern to follow.

  2. What a lovely sweater - all your colours go together so nicely. Well


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