after what seemed like days and days of finished, the apres surf hoodie is finally done!

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Pattern: Apres Surf Hoodie from Sprint 08 Interweave Knits
Yarn: 9 balls RYC Cashcotton 4-ply in Peppermint
Needles: US 4 Addi Circ for the body; US 3 Addi Circ for the hood

Mods/Comments: i fiddled with the sizing a little bit as i wanted just a little bit of positive ease and i am between sizes. other than that, pretty much stuck w/ the pattern.

in hindsight, i wish that i had gone a little narrower in the shoulders as the seams fall down a little bit more than i had hoped. i think i could have avoided this problem to some extent if i had done a larger gauge swatch (damn that swatching!). the finished pieces grew much, much more after blocking than my swatch. i’m guessing that the larger expanse of lace in the front and back just opened up more than my small 5″ swatch.

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other than that, i am super happy with the final project. i really wanted something to slip on in the summer evenings when we are hanging out on the back deck and the temperature starts to drop. this will be absolutely perfect for that purpose, so comfy and cozy!

i absolutely love the ryc cashcotton too. it is ridiculously soft and easy on the hands.

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