snowseeking shellseeker

by Dorie on January 8, 2014

This sweater is the best kind of warm—toasty and snuggly without being too hot. Wool sweaters are my most essential tool for successfully working out of a drafty house during a Michigan winter, and I am really pleased to be adding this one to my toolkit. I have worn it for much of the polar inversion!

The pattern is Shellseeker, which is styled to be like your best slouchy, at-the-beach-in-the-evening pullover. It has a sweatshirt-style pouch pocket! Mmm…cozy. I think the pattern yarn is a cotton-wool blend, but mine is all wool (Stonehedge Shepherd’s Wool Worsted). Less beachy, but definitely what I need now. I’m really happy with both the pattern and the yarn.

It feels like it took forever to knit (I started in March), but that’s only because I put it down for most of the summer. It wasn’t difficult. The stripes kept it interesting and the stockinette made for good TV knitting.

Stay warm!

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Sarah R. January 9, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Oooh, I want this! So much pocket love! This pattern is now definitely in the running for the day (far, far in the future) when I’m ready to take on a grown-up-sized sweater.

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Dorie January 10, 2014 at 7:47 am

Thank you! It would be a pretty good first sweater. Pocket is a little tricky, but other than that it’s just stockinette.

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