For this project, I’ve used Lion Brand Wool-Ease thick & Quick, Coney Island. I absolutely love the colors in this yarn. I have never been to Coney Island before, but after looking up pictures, I can see why it is the name of this colorway. My only complaint is that it sheds as you knit with it and I got little bits all over the black pants I was wearing. This seemed to improve after I washed the completed sweater. I used about 8 skeins for this project. I didn’t have 9mm circular knitting needles, so I used 10mm instead. So the body of this ended up being the size of one of my boyfriend’s XL sweatshirts to give you an idea.
I followed the pattern in the link almost exactly, except since my sweater was so much thicker, I cast on 30 stitches for the sleeves instead of 34. Otherwise, I increased by 2 stitches every 10 rows. However, I did end up getting sleeves that were too long, so you may want to try 5-10 fewer rows then the pattern specifies.
It was so nice to finally finish a sweater! This was my third attempt. I am thinking about making another project in the Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Hudson Bay which I have a skein of and love.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful week and I hope you feel inspired to make a loved one something for Christmas! Thanks for reading.