Pattern: Polly, from Thrown Together by Kim Hargreaves
Yarn: Elann Superwash Chunky
Needles: US 10.5
Notes: Polly is a raglan, knit flat (fine by me) and seamed together at the end. I reduced the number of buttons by one (I forgot to make the first buttonhole, but I think I like it better with fewer anyway.) My sweater stretched by 3-4 inches measured flat (so 6-8 inches total) after blocking. I think that’s because the pattern stitch is a form of ribbing, although it was probably helped along by the superwash yarn.
The yarn was nice enough, if basic, although it did have a tendency to split. It is very soft, and compared to the other Elann chunky yarn (peruvian chunky) it feels like it will wear well. It’s very economical for a chunky yarn, and I would recommend it in a heartbeat.
I wasn’t sure about the sweater when it was finished, but what it needed was the right shirt under. I paired it with this turtleneck, and now I love it! I never wore this shirt much before – it’s too plain on its own, but I didn’t have anything else it went with. Polly was an easy knit, and it could have knit up even faster if I hadn’t been focusing on my socks. I do like the mod of having fewer buttons – I think it makes the sweater more swingy rather than boxy. Plus I got to use up the extra buttons from my Central Park hoodie! My only complaint about this sweater is that the back rides up a bit (a common raglan issue) but since it is loose this isn’t so noticeable.