Short sleeve weather

Ha ha ha, a finished object!

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The pattern is from one of the Japanese knitting magazines that La Brainy sent eons ago when she was living overseas (hmm, does Canada count as overseas? Ha ha). In the book the sweater is made of some mohairish yarn, but as some of you know, I have a thing about the whole hot body/cold arms conundrum. I therefore substituted with Berroco Pronto, a 50/50 cotton/acrylic yarn that I bought from elann.
As I was knitting it up, I was concerned that it was going to be too heavy (it’s fat yarn) and/or too hot. Then, as I was seaming, I noticed that the sleeves were super short, and heavens to betsy, the thing looked like a muscle T! The horror! Once I put the thing on, however, it didn’t seem so terribly muscle T-ish (does it?), and temperaturewise, it is right on the mark. Peter says this is his most favorite of all the sweaters I have knit, which I think is a little weird, but that’s okay.

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38 Responses to Short sleeve weather

  1. kat says:

    Definitely not a muscle T – those are super cute cap sleeves and you look great in them! Love the colour!!!

  2. Wendy in CA says:

    Ooh la la! Your sweater is adorable, and it most certainly does NOT look like a muscle T!!! It turned out great!

  3. Bea says:

    Very cute — the shape and design are definitely flattering on you (maybe that’s why Peter likes it so much?).

  4. Jenn says:

    It’s super cute, not at all muscle shirt-y. The color is great on you and I *love* the cables and the raglan shaping!

  5. meg says:

    Beautiful – I really like that. Looks great on you!

  6. monica says:

    sooooooo cute!! i have that same issue with short sleeve warm sweaters. it’s such a tough call, but this one loooks like a winner on you!!!

  7. Silvia says:

    It is definitely not at all like a muscle T. AND Peter is 100% spot on, it’s a great sweater. It’d also look cute with one of those springy/summery floral print skirts with little pleatss that are showing up everywhere.

  8. froggy says:

    looks great!

  9. erin says:

    Cute top, nice raglan sleeves – just in time for spring – would suit the weather over here in my sunny island too. :)

  10. patti says:

    Oh, I like it! Great sweater for the season- warm enough, but not roasting? Great job!

  11. Wendy says:

    Not muscle-T-ish at all. VERY cute!

  12. claudia says:

    By my count, you almost always think the things you knit are weird. ;-)
    I think that looks cute on you.

  13. Shelby says:

    Adorable! The color is great, very springy :-)

  14. I like how it turned out – but the part that you think is weird, may be why I like it…It’s pretty rare to see short sleeved sweaters. And dahhhhling, pastels are so in for the Spring!

  15. hannah says:

    the color is awesome and your cables, could they be any more perfect!!

  16. reese says:

    oh i think it’s so very cute!

  17. nanc says:

    No. Not at all muscle T-ish. It’s very flatering and quite nice. I like the fresh green color of it, too.
    Wow – I sound like an old maid in those comments. How’s this… It Rocks! Woohoo!

  18. Sharlyn says:

    Not at all muscle t-ish. It’s a great classic sweater and I’ll bet you’ll be wearing it all through spring!

  19. kelly says:

    Not being a knitter, and therefore unable to comment intelligently about your stunning craftswomanship, I can say that it is definitely not muscle-t-ish – looks great on you!

  20. Debbie says:

    I LOVE IT! This is def one of my favorites too! It’s simple, yet has enough details to keep it very classy and finished looking.

  21. monica says:

    Cute! Cute! Not muscle-t!

  22. P-la says:

    I guess I join the rest when I say, I love it!

  23. gleek says:

    very cool! i love the cables and your seaming looks absolutely perfect. a great sweater for spring.

  24. mia says:

    Nah, Canada is just a wayward state. They think they are a different country but they are just like us except more polite. I like the sweater. And Peter likes it which is what counts.

  25. MeowGirl says:

    definitely no hint of muscle T, and the sweater looks really good on you. i love those cables.

  26. MJ says:

    You could add a couple more inches to the sleeves if you want, but I honestly don’t think it’s muscle-y. It looks good, and the cables are nice.

  27. Amy says:

    So cute!!!!! And don’t worry about those sleeves–they’re perfect! I just finished a raglan top too, and the sleeves are just that same length. I think it makes them kind of sassy.

  28. A.J. says:

    I’m not sure why it’s your husband’s favorite, but it is quite excellent.
    Great job Mariko!!

  29. gaile says:

    sooooooooper cute, and it fits you perfectly! But I am surprised not to see any peeps in this photo ;-)

  30. Gina says:

    Wow! Another fabulous Super Eggplant knitted item! This one is great, great, great. I hear you on the mohair short-sleeved sweater. I don’t get those chunky, sleeveless turtlenecks either.

  31. Carol says:

    So green and cute! Springy. I like the cap sleeves…absolutely not muscle-teeish at all. (BTW, I see No Pudge Brownies under Eating…aren’t they a strange phenomenon?)

  32. Adrienne says:

    I can see why Peter likes your new sweater so much. It’s incredibly cute! Another great project completed by the superest of all eggplants!

  33. carolyn says:

    i think it looks quite lovely.

  34. it’s lovely — the center panel really ‘pops’, and the colour is great.

  35. clementine says:

    It’s a really cool top- I love the cap sleeves and the cable. I agree with Silvia it would look great with a floral pleated skirt… or maybe some fitted black capri pants and ballet pumps a’la Audrey Hepburn?

  36. Bonne Marie says:

    You look FABUlous in your new top – I think the sleeves are balanced out by the mockT neck and erase all muscledom…
    The eye is drawn to the cabling and the color as well! SPRING is sprung! Beautiful job as always~

  37. melissa says:

    that looks great! not muscle-t-ish at all. i LOVE the color.

  38. alison says:

    I’m so excited that you made something from one of the magazines! It really looks fantastic — the colour, the cable, the cute sleeves. I love it.
    Canada, overseas? Harrumph!

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