I started Ella this past week and (despite the cables and lace) I’m making fast progress! One of the items on my “To Learn” list for this year was top-down sweater construction, and my sweaters of late have given me much practice. Aileas is also a top-down sweater. But Ella is also giving me the chance to work on yoke construction as well! I’ve just joined fronts backs and sleeves and I’m about to move on down to the body. Such a lovely pattern and Jennifer Wood is an amazing designer!
I am also intrigued by this yarn, which is Polka Dot Sheep Ski Town Sport–a SW yarn. I’ve *never* knit a sweater from SW yarn–indeed, I have actively avoided it! But this yarn has beautiful definition and a good hand. I’m satisfied that it will show the lace and cables off well AND that the drape will help to make this sweater’s fit excellent. Here i a close-up of the back lace and cable panel. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some charts to read . . .