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I’ve talked quite a lot about this one before, so I’ll just summarize here.

I decided to reduce the gigantic amount of ease to about 6” (the 1×1 ribbing makes it seem smaller). I also increased the length of the body, but perhaps it is now a bit too long. Anyway, the very thought of snipping a row and grafting the bottom up to make it shorter sent my brain screaming, so it’ll stay long.

I’m really happy I scooped the neck in front with short-rows. I hate boat necks and the modified depth is perfect. Also, I am really glad of my decision to knit most of the body and sleeves in the round. Imagine all those twisted ribs worked from the WS! Shudder! I love the refined edges: I finished with a invisible BO and started with a version of the long-tailed CO which creates knits and purls right from the beginning to avoid a hard edge.

Overall, I like the garment! The colour is really standout (more than the photos indicate), a sort of poisonous, emerald green. It’s not a colour I would normally wear, but I like the drama of it. I promised to pose this with obscenely large accessories, so here’s a necklace which fits that definition in my mind, a jangly-dangly thing of metal, glass and faux pearls. And because one must nod to The Fashunz, I’ll incorporate semi-tucked and hi-lo trendz into one picture and get it over with, thanks.

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Pattern: Ondawa
Yarn: Madelinetosh DK; 100% wool; 206m = 100g; dk weight; 5.33 skeins; “Laurel”
Needles: 3.5mm metal circulars for everything.

Ravelled here. And final arty farty photo:

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4 thoughts on “Ondawa!

  1. Beautiful! I adore the way your clever neck mods worked out — so so graceful. I tried on the original Ondawa sample at a trunk show and can confirm your intuition about how the crazy ease and severe boatneck work with a larger bust/smaller frame (the phrase “the sweater is wearing me” came to mind). I usually totally write off patterns like that, so it’s inspiring to see how you’ve made it into something that works so beautifully for you.

    Your version actually reminds me a bit of how Spinnaker (Véronik Avery, BT Fall ’14) fit on me. I tried that sample on fully expecting it not to suit, but I really loved it. A success I attribute to the wide, shallow v-neck and the way the cables work to shape the boxiness.

    Not sure I’ll ever be up for all of Ondawa’s (gorgeous) twisted ribs and cables, but if I ever were to attempt it, I’d be following your lead! So thanks for all the project notes — as usual, I learn so much following along.

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