This is the Clandon sweater by Amy Lowden from tailoressstudio. This is the very first time that I participated in a test knit back in January last year. As I am a rather slow knitter I was unsure if I could knit this up in time. However, my concern was unnecessary. I was not the first to finish, but also not the last. I saw the testing call on Instagram and was so happy to be selected to be part of Amy’s test knitting group.
I used Drops Flora in brown held together with Drops Kid Silk in light beige. This is a really nice combination of yarn and colors.
I made no alterations to the pattern. I knitted the size XS according to my measurements. Despite my gauge being spot on, the sweater came out smaller than intended by the pattern and the bishop sleeves are not so visible. I am a very tight knitter, so I think for future projects I will go a size bigger or use bigger needles. But I like how the sweater turned out.
The complete body and sleeves of the sweater show purl stitches on the right side. However, during construction, the sweater is turned so that you can knit the whole thing and do not have to purl. This is very clever and I liked it a lot. The sweater is knit top-down with a textured yoke.
I love this sweater and wear it a lot. If there weren’t so many other sweater patterns available that I also like to knit, I surely would knit it again.
Disclaimer: I got the pattern for free in exchange for testing it. I bought the yarn myself. All opinions are my own