Project Inspiration - Zweig Sweater
One of the things I love about Caitlin Hunter’s patterns is that they combine colours, textures, and traditional with modern. The Zweig has all of that in spades.
I’m not one to make a project in the same colours as the original pattern, and because I used different yarns that’s still not the case here. It wasn’t until after I had done almost the entire body that I realised that I have done this in very similar colours to the original, though…purely unintentional, but it’s a good combo!
The pattern is deceptively complicated looking, but in fact I think an advanced beginner who likes a challenge could make this. As usual, using markers in the cable/lace section will keep you on track if you need that.
The texture in the body can be achieved by cabling without a cable needle, either with the method suggested in the pattern or your own favourite method. Mine is to slip stitches off and on your needles. I believe Ysolda has a good tutorial for this, but there are many on you tube and various other sources, (just google “cable knit without needle”). I highly recommend finding one you are comfortable with because cabling those stitches with a cable needle might be a bit painful and tedious. I did add one extra knit row between the “x” rows…because I’m lazy like that.
Due to only having two skeins of the main colour, this ended up being a short sleeve sweater, but that is okay as I get more use out of it that way. I did forego the texture on the sleeves as it was such a small space and I did a 2x1 rib for about 1.5”, as I did on the body hem as well.
Yarns:Black Elephant UK Merino Superwash Singles in Lithium (50 grams)Old Maiden Aunt Merino Superwash 4 ply in Army/Navy (175 grams)
Needles:3.5mm/US 4 and 3.75mm/US 5