Presenting… my Short Row Sweater. It’s backless and made of wool, not two things you’s normally put together I think but I really liked the look of this pattern when I saw it. The pattern is a freebie on the Purl Bee blog and has a really interesting construction. This is another project that has been sitting around for almost a year and I’m glad it’s finally off the needles. I got this 100% Peruvian wool on sale in Fernie last winter especially for this project. It probably wasn’t the best match, I had to use needles two sizes smaller than recommended to get the right gauge so the fabric is pretty dense and isn’t as drapy as I would like BUT it fits well and I like the colour.
I don’t have anything else in this sleeveless style and I can’t really imagine putting this on when I get cold so I don’t know how much use this top will get. But we will see, it could turn out to be my spring-time essential.