Testing for Andi again

Some time ago, Andi Satterlund showed us this gorgeous sweater which immediately caught my eye.

Very recently she requested pattern testers for it and I didn’t mind that I needed to knit two baby cardigans, sew a hoodie for my niece or test a sewing pattern. I also didn’t mind that the deadline was a bit close and that I’m not specially fast at knitting lace. No, I didn’t mind at all because I believed in this project and I wanted to make it mine.

So I bought some wool and alpaca blend that feels soft and squishy and warm, and I started knitting. This lace pattern is extremely easy and I’ve made just two minor mistakes that I fixed on the spot. Yay for easy lace!

I love the pattern and the color of this yarn. I can’t wait to get it finished.


    1. I have previously used the superwash for baby projects and a hat for Koen and I loved it because of its softness and durability. This alpaca blend I’m using now has a wonderful color and it feels incredibly warm. Definitely one of my favorites too!

  1. This is going to be a wonderful sweater, I envy your knitting skills. Your color choice is really going to accent the lace in the front. Can’t wait to see it completed.

    1. It’s going to be nice indeed. Knitting is not that hard and I find it very de-stressing. I’m also looking forward to your future projects. I know, Fall is often a bit tiresome.

  2. Uf, me has dejado encantada!! yo soy una tejedora muuuuuuuuuuuuuy lenta… en realidad , me pongo a tejer y enseguida me tira más la costura, que son proyectos más rápidos, así que ahora mirando este bonito suéter y el camino que llevas has conseguido que me pique el bichillo de las agujas tejedoras otra vez…. estoy deseando vértelo terminado!!

    1. Es cierto que tejer lleva mucho más tiempo que coser, y por eso he cosido tanto y tejido tan poco este verano. Ahora que estoy tejiendo más otra vez no dejo de maravillarme cuando soy capaz de terminar un proyecto de costura en tan solo dos días.

  3. Well, first things first: happy birthday! I just saw your birthday post, and I’ll also post there for a chance in the giveaway, but just wanted to give you my best wishes first 🙂

    I have to say, that this is a super beautiful sweater and yarn… Definitely an inspiration! I didn’t know this yarn, but it is now on my list to use in the future thanks to you. I’m also knitting a sweater with some lace, and I love it. I love the look of lace in this kind of small details. Plus, it makes the sweater a little more interesting and fun to knit. By the way, your progress is so good. It’s looking great already. Please keep us posted on the progress!

    1. Thank you, Ainhoa! This yarn is indeed wonderful. It’s warm and I have to say that it looks very durable, something important to take into account when knitting sweaters. I’d love to see yours as soon as you get it finished 🙂

      1. I’ll post it on Ravelry when it’s finished, but since I’m not so fast as you, and I suddenly decided I had to knit a quick present in between, I think it will still take me a couple of weeks.

        I can’t wait to finish, though, because I already have plans for 2 more sweaters this winter, and even bought the yarn already! 😉

  4. I saw this design on Andi’s rav page and loved it! It will be so great in that heathered, blue yarn! I don’t know how you manage all of your test knits, gift knits, and sewing! This is the first time I’ve ever had 4 or 5 projects going at once and it’s a little overwhelming for me. I don’t see myself finishing everything til after Christmas.

    1. It’s indeed a bit overwhelming, but I’ve always been quite active. I need to have several things going on, not only about crafting but about life in general. I like learning new things and I almost never stop. It’s especially important for me now that we are reaching Winter. Off course, it could be too much from time to time but you can always rest in between projects 😉

  5. Really looking forward to see the FO, Ainhoa. Usually I but wool with a pattern in mind. It’s a very good way of keeping the stash low. Please show us your sweaters when you finish! 🙂

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