Alaska Sweater in Eco DK
This is the Alaska sweater by Cami Deco and I made it to test our Eco DK base before it became a regular in the shop. It's a dream non-superwash for me. As someone with sensitive skin, I can tolerate it with just a light layer underneath. It's soft to touch and really warm!
The pattern is a cropped boxy shape with raglan sleeves, a raised back neckline and colourwork trees around the hem. I lengthened the body by about 2" so that it worked with mid-rise and high-waisted bottoms.
I alternated skeins for the main body and am pleased with how the colours distributed. (I didn't alternate for the colourwork).
There are some long floats to catch at the beginning of the chart, which you might be able to see as small puckers in this photo. Thankfully the more I wash and wear this, the less noticeable they are.
Yarn: Eco DK - 100% organic non-superwash merino, 225m/100g.
Colourways: 300g Chocolate Mauve, 70g Storm.
Size: Second size (S)
What are your favourite DK patterns? I'd love some suggestions of other things to make with this base. It's going to be a staple in my wardrobe from now on.
See my Ravelry project notes here.
View our DK bases here.