The vision was for a neutral-toned, summer cover-up and this fits the bill perfectly. Knit with Cabin Fever Cotton Tweed on a larger-than-called-for needle to give a light-weight and hopefully, airy sweater. The ball band on Cotton Tweed calls for a 3.75mm needle to produce a DK gauge of 22 stitches over four inches. However, it always takes me a 4mm to get that gauge and this time I used a 4.5mm for 20sts/4in. The object was a lighter-weight garment to wear in hotter weather.
Cotton Tweed is a cotton/acrylic, 45/55 blend. Since past experience has taught me that I
The Twelve Day Sweater is a pattern of my own design. Knit top down, with yarn overs along the raglan lines and beside the seed-stitch, front bands to make a hopefully, heat-resistant, holey design. I added a bit of waist shaping and a 'K1, Yarn over, K2tog' panel down the centre back. More holes. More air conditioning, I hope.
I'm pleased so far, but as always, the proof is in the wearing. Maybe over a red tee on Canada Day.