Yes, it's finished! I started Walpole just after Christmas
and after a slowdown in late February I buckled down last month to crank out the second sleeve and finish up the yoke. The pattern
is designed by Hannah Fettig
, who is also the brilliant knitter who dreamed up the Effortless Cardigan
(which I also LOVE). I used Knit Picks Capra
yarn for the project, in the Celestial colorway. Capra is 85% merino and 15% cashmere, making this my first project to utilize even a small amount of cashmere. It is seriously cozy--- super soft and warm, but also light since the gauge was so small. TINY gauge by my standards, when it comes to sweaters. This piece definitely worked on my patience, but I'm so happy with the outcome and have already worn it multiple times.
My sleeves for the Effortless Cardigan ended up a little shorter than I wanted, so I knitted an extra couple of inches on the Walpole sleeves. Maybe I should have measured instead of guesstimating it, because after blocking I found that the sleeves hang nearly to my fingertips. I'm not really bothered by it though, because in the cooler months I enjoy pulling my hands inside my sleeves when I'm outdoors, and the sleeves are easy enough to roll up.