Aibrean is finished. It still needs a vigorous washing and an aggressive blocking to soften the linen, but I think it will be fine. Do you see the three sleeves? No? Good. I knit three. The first was way too wide, so I aggressively narrowed the next two, and they seem fine.
I like this sweater, but it will probably not ever be my favorite. My 'style' (and I do use that word lightly, because I am probably the most unstylish person you will ever meet) is looser and boxier; this sweater is not that. It's more traditional. Fine for summer. See? Fine. If I manage an overly aggressive blocking...I might elevate it to pretty fine. We'll see.
Aibrean had been languishing in the UFO pile since last July. It felt so great to click the finished button in Ravelry, that I thought I'd dip into that same UFO pile for something else.
Hello, Rill. It's been in the pile since....July 2016. This is a second go round with Rill. Here is the first version...
which I have loved, and not just because it's grey. This one took over two years from start to finish. I remember tangled lace weight yarn and maddening short rows. Once the tangled yarn was sorted out...and I discovered German short rows, it pretty much flew off the needles.
Question. How did you learn to do short rows? w&t? Me, too. If you've never done German short rows, please do yourself a favor and give it a try. My favorite tutorial is here. Totally changed my short-row life. They are almost invisible after blocking and so intuitively easy. Unless a new shiny thing comes into my magpie knitting life...this might actually be done sometime THIS year.