I have been infatuated with the Stasis Pullover, a design by the talented Leila Raabe from Brooklyn Tweed, for some time and swooned over many a beautiful version, such as grimfrosties’ Smoky Stasis, SmashingPuffin’s St Moritz, or modzart’s interpretation of this design. I kept mine classic, as I love the contrast between the dark geometrical motif and the off-white background.
Some modifications were made: I omitted the colour motif at the bottom of the body, shortened the yoke by 10 rows and made fewer decreases in the yoke decrease round for a less tight collar. Even so I had to go for the stretchiest of stretchy bind-offs (Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off) as I couldn’t get my big head through. The Stasis is knit bottom-up, after having knitted the sleeves, which next time I will knit flat and seam up before joining. I actually quite enjoy seaming and hand sewing in general, very soothing.
This was my first time using Holst Garn Supersoft 100% Uld, which after washing really lived up to its name. It is wonderfully soft and squishy. So much did I enjoy working with it that I immediately ordered some for this lovely jumper which I will be casting on later today. Instant gratification, right.
This knit reminded me how much I love stranded knitting. Am definitely ready to do some more.