Working on a Sweater for Spring!

Two weeks ago, I found myself on the hunt for a new knitting project. I have a long-term crochet project in the works, but I was in need of a project to tackle when I just wanted a break from that—to take some time to knit, to let my fingers just flow. In one shining moment, I realized I had three big skeins of fingering weight yarn on my desk and a sweater pattern I had my eye on that needed fingering weight yarn. Without any hesitation or much forethought, I started casting on for the Begonia Pullover from Interweave Knits Spring 2019, and I haven’t been able to put it down.

Shortened body piece and one sleeve for the Begonia Pullover. (Photo by Sara Dudek.)

The Begonia Pullover was designed by Allison Jane for Interweave Knits Spring 2019 in Sugar Bush Yarns Nanaimo. It’s worked from the bottom up in the round. Work the body first, then work each sleeve, and then join all three together for raglan shaping. A beautiful leafy, floral pattern repeats a few times around the bottom of the sweater and once around the sleeve cuffs. The rest of the sweater is worked in a so-peaceful-to-knit broken rib pattern.

Because I don’t have quite as much yarn as the pattern calls for (a total of 1,476 yards), I’m shortening the body of the sweater so it will have a bit of a cropped fit. I’m loving this because (1) I made it through the body piece in no time; (2) I might have some yarn left over; and (3) it will be perfect for layering over dresses for spring!

Working on the Begonia Pullover from Interweave Knits Spring 2019 (Photo by Sara Dudek.)

I’m just starting on the second sleeve of the Begonia Pullover. I have to admit, I haven’t done a ton of sweaters with raglan shaping, so I’m dying to get to the joining section where I can work all my raglan decreases! What part of the sweater do you get most excited to knit? Let us know in the comments below.

If you’re excited to get started on your own Begonia Pullover, pick out some yarn and get started!

Happy Stitching!

Featured photo: The Begonia Pullover from Interweave Knits Spring 2019 (Photo by Harper Point Photography.)

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