March II

14 Mar

I loved the idea of the 1930’s 3 hour sweater too much to concede defeat, so I made another in Berroco Comfort Chunky. I love the Berroco Comfort line of yarns. The name is not a lie.

For this version, I did a solid neckline, but did a staggered rib rather than a straight rib (ie, two rows of k2 p2, then two rows of p2 k2). I started this one before the Acero sweater but ran out of yarn and had to wait to get more, so it feels a little like backtracking in terms of torso length. But some steaming did help.


  1. Love the yarn! Not at all scratchy.
  2. This color (dried plum) is much more my taste than the green.


  1. Still not perfect in the torso length. Grr.
  2. I have to wear a cami underneath or my bra shows.

Conclusion: I like it! I wore it to work pre-steam, felt a little self-conscious, and kept tugging to pull the hem down. But now it fits much better.


Posted by on March 14, 2010 in knitting


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3 responses to “March II

  1. Elena

    March 26, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Yea, this color is nice and neutral. I like the pattern/texture at the top. Forgive my non-knitter question but what did the steaming do?

    • pancha

      March 26, 2010 at 4:15 pm

      Steaming “softens” the yarn, which lets you stretch it out. So by ironing with the steam setting and pulling, I got the torso a little longer.

      • Elena

        April 7, 2010 at 6:45 pm

        Oh wow, that’s the opposite of what I would have expected.


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