My Sundottir has been blocked for about two weeks now; I just kept forgetting to go get it from my attic room.
I love this sweater so much, and am so happy with how it turned out! It fits perfectly, and the 100% Targhee yarn (Spirit Trail Zalti) is so soft I can wear it without a shirt underneath, or with just a camisole, which is a great option to have with sweaters.
I love the slight waist shaping, and the relaxed neckband (first time I’ve done the stretchy bind-off, and I really like it!).
Vortex, which is a light gray colorway, doesn’t always have these darker charcoal bits. These skeins ended up in my stash because of the wonky bits, and at first I wondered if I would like it or not.
I do, although there are a few areas areas where the darker charcoal bits blended with the deep charcoal areas in the Spice Road colorway, diffusing the yoke pattern a bit. Overall, it worked out fine and I’m happy with the results.
Knitting colorwork with one semi-solid color and one variegated is one of my favorite things. I have a bunch of left over yarn, still (this is the second time I’ve used the Spice Road in a sweater; the first is my Dorica Hoodie, which I knit last Fall). So, I’ll be looking for yet another pattern to use up this yarn (600 yards per skein in worsted weight; they go a long way!).
I can’t wait for Autumn! I know I’m going to get a lot of wear out of this sweater!
I’ll have my Sundottir sweater at the New York Sheep & Wool Festival, and lots of lots of Zalti, too!
(there’s no dyed Zalti on my site at the moment, but there is a special order option. I’ll be dyeing lots of Zalti for the New York Sheep & Wool Festival this October, where it’s making its official debut in my yarn line, and will be stocking the online store on a regular basis thereafter).