Review of Felix Pullover by Amy Christoffers
Long story short....
I love my Felix Pullover!
I made this sweater in Noro's Ito yarn, and Size 3 only took two balls (mind you, they are giant balls). Compared to other sweaters I've made, this one is the lightest and warmest by far.
It's winter now as I write this, and my Felix Pullover is what I will be hibernating in, the generous ease, and low underarms makes it so comfortable and easy to wear while the rainbow stripes of Ito cheer me up on gloomy gray days.
The Felix Pullover was my first raglan, and I didn't quite know what I was doing as I followed the instructions for short rows and eyelet increases at the same time, but the pattern was written so well, that I just followed it row by row, and like knitting magic it all made sense in the end.
If you understand the basics of raglan construction this would be a really easy sweater to modify; change up the increase details, armpit height, body length, or add in some color work.
I plan on making two more of these, in different weight yarns and shaping.
Top Tips for Felix Pullover:
If using a tubular cast on, choose a needle 3 sizes smaller than your ribbing needle and carry a lifeline as you go- I like to work my lifeline through every 2 stitches to help me keep track of whether I'm picking up the back strand or front strand.
Ensure your BOR stitch marker is different from your others. I have one teal stitch marker in my stash, and it is ALWAYS my BOR marker.
When working your short rows, with some yarns, it may be difficult for you to see where your wrap & turn is, so I placed another stitch marker in a different color to ensure I didn't miss picking up and knitting that wrap.
Interchangeable needles are the best! I used my Knit Picks Interchangeables on this project and it was so easy just to swap out the tips for all the different sections (cast on, ribbing, body). When it came time to place the underarm stitches on a stitch holder, I just removed the tips, replaced them with end caps and voilà I was ready to work the body. And when it was time to get back to those stitches, I just put my needle tips back on.
You can find Amy Christoffers' Felix Pullover Pattern on Ravelry.
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