I knew when I saw the Fall/Winter issue of Amirisu magazine in November I was going to knit the Bonebone sweater. I also knew I wouldn’t make it with as much ease, sometimes that can make my curvier shape look sloppy. So I just figured I’d knit it once I found the right yarn. And then I went to Fibre Space, my local yarn shop, and I saw the Mochi yarn by Berroco on the shelves and I fell in love. Surprisingly, I didn’t buy the yarn in green and went with this plum shade. Although this pattern calls for an aran weight, Mochi is worsted but I figured I could make it work and I did!
I picked a size closest to my bust size and I went down a size in the needle. I wanted this to be a pretty all over lace pullover, but I still wanted to follow the pattern. The only modifications I made were to the sleeves. I started the sleeves by the instructions and realized they were just going to be too tight, so I knit them in the full pattern all the way to the cuff without any decreases at all and then decreased before starting the cuff. They turned out perfectly. I just plugged away at this in between all the other little knits I’ve been working on and wasn’t in a rush.
I love the Mochi yarn. I’ve realized that I like yarns that are like tubes or tape. They feel lighter and I just like how the final fabric feels. The little halo of fuzz makes this like knitting with mohair without the drama of mohair and it isn’t overwhelmingly hot like mohair can be. For this climate and area, it’s great. I wore it all day for teaching and my office gets warm and I was comfy all day. Perhaps it was the openness of the lace too.
I’ve also realized I’ve been on a lavender/lilac color kick lately. It’s just soft and pretty but my heart will always belong to the color green. And speaking of…a bunch of us want to do a green knitalong starting next month, so if you’re interested join the Raverly group (and I’ll share more next week). I’m also on a lace kick, I think it started with the Garnered cardigan, so perhaps there will be more in the future.