Back in the fall, Manos del Uruguay yarns let me pick some yarn to make a sweater with and then share it here with you all. I picked their Feliz yarn in the very happy colorway Huarache, a lovely sport weight superwash merino and modal blend that is soft, light and has a great drape to it. I told them it might be a while because some projects just take time. I change my mind about what is the right pattern for the yarn and then getting started often takes a minute since I’m always knitting a billion things at once. The delay on this one came with the pandemic and my loss of knitting mojo.
But I’m happy to say after a long hiatus I finished the Daydream sweater knit with this lovely yarn. I know one of the questions I will get asked is if I alternated skeins and I only did that on the sleeves. I still got a little bit of pooling that ended up around the elbows and looks kind of cool (also pooling doesn’t bother me, I like to let the yarn do its thing).
I picked the Daydream sweater because I knew the yarn was going to be a bit wild with a rainbow of colors and I just wanted something simple to highlight the sweater design. I love the wide v-neck and the curved hem. There wasn’t any ribbing at all and it I knew with the modal in the yarn that the sweater would have a nice flowy drape to it. I’ve started to realize I don’t like tight clothes that touch me and I want things that kind of float away from the body. This did it.
My modifications were to knit the body slightly shorter since I’m short and to make my sleeves shorter because I want this to be something I can wear a lot and this is my preferred sleeve length. It’s so light that I can see wearing this on chilly fall days and cool spring nights, in addition to wearing it in winter with a layer underneath. I’ve knit several Heidi Kirrmaier designs and it is because I love how she writes patterns. The instructions are clear and concise and I’m never confused. I also love the simplicity in her designs that make her sweaters timeless pieces. Pair that with yarn that was a dream to knit with and I’m insanely happy with adding this one to my closet. Now to just keep my Mom from trying to steal it from me…perhaps I’ll let her borrow it.