Sweaterday: Roam Tunic

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This, my friends, is the fastest sweater I have ever knit. Subtracting a few days from overall knitting time (because I was finishing my Stonecutter’s Cardigan and working on a few other smaller projects), we’re looking at two and a half weeks of knitting time. (I just realized that I knit two Amy garment patterns in a month and a half. Whut.)

Big yarn + big needles = awesome.

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In addition to being a fast knit, my Roam Tunic is super squishy and wonderful to wear. It makes a great layer during these cold days, not too heavy or warm but keeps me feeling comfortable.

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I used 800 yards of Brown Sheep Nature Spun Chunky for this, and I love the way it knit up. A little stiff and maybe a smide scratchy in progress, after a bath, this yarn and the fabric softened right up and is really comfortable to wear.

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Without fail, every garment pattern of Amy’s that I’ve knit so far (which is only three, to be fair, but still) fits wonderfully. Had I swatched for this, I probably would have realized this would come out just a smidgen on the large side and maybe subtracted a few of the side stitches, but I still like the way it fits. I’m picturing maybe getting fancy and belting it a few times.

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The tunic is a little bit longer than I’d anticipated, and the kangaroo pocket is just a little bit too low for comfortable hand position, but if you’ve got a bit of a tummy, as I do, don’t let the pocket deter you—it really doesn’t add much, if any bulk to a region that needs no assistance. I love the length of this sweater, overall.

Who am I kidding, I love everything about this sweater.

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6 thoughts on “Sweaterday: Roam Tunic

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