|Fern, by Kim Hargreaves, Rowan 24|
My love for all things Kim Hargreaves goes back a long way. I probably made this sweater around 1998 or so. Possibly 1999. I know I was still teaching Montessori elementary, because I can remember sitting on the futon in my classroom and knitting this during my lunch breaks, and I quit that job in 1999.
When I made this, it was a little too big, so I didn't really wear it that often. Now, it fits perfectly, tee hee! Sometimes a little extra weight isn't that bad a thing!
I knit this with Cynthia Helene Merino DK, which was my very first experience with merino wool. At that time I thought it was the softest thing I'd ever felt! Now it feels the tiniest bit coarse to me. I still love the sweater though. And that yarn did have a lot of bounce, and great stitch definition.