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Jaime's Piece of Silver

It was love at first site when I saw the Piece of Silver sweater in Laine magazine. The sweater had all the right things going on - boxy shape, turtleneck, cropped length and... speckles.

Jaime's Piece of Silver Sweater

Pattern: Piece of Silver by Veera Välimäki from Issue 1 of Laine magazine
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Birch (3 skeins)
Size Made: Small
Modifications: added 1" length to body

Piece of Silver Turtleneck collar

I obsessed for days about which speckled Madelinetosh yarn I was going to use for this sweater and I finally settled on Birch—a super subtle cream base with charcoal, black, and grey speckles. I used Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light for this, going against everything I ever tell people about choosing yarn for sweaters. I know a single-ply, super-soft, fingering weight yarn is not going to hold up great. There will be pilling. I'm okay and prepared for this because I just can't resist the soft, drapey fabric this yarn produces. I'll take care of this sweater and treat it kindly and not throw my backpack on over it like I like to do with my more hardy sweaters. 

Jaime's Piece of Silver Sweater

The time investment fingering weight sweaters demand are well-worth it for the wear-ability. I love a fingering weight sweater. The fabric is light and ever-so-drapey. It is the perfect transition season garment—warm enough to layer if it's brisk and not too hot. 

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Birch

This was a simple pattern to knit with a basic top-down, raglan construction. The large turtleneck, sleeves, and hem are finished with a 2 x 2 rib and some short-row shaping at the neck ensure a flattering fit. I love the cropped, boxy shape of this sweater—not unlike 100 Acts of Sewing's Shirt no. 1 I'm also currently obsessed with. This is a great no-brainer knitting project for social gatherings and travel. 

Jaime's Birch Piece of Silver Pullover

Laine magazine is a new Nordic knitting lifestyle magazine and this pattern appears in the 1st issue. It is gorgeous and I loved knitting up this sweater - I'm excited to see what's next in their 2nd issue, out soon! You can see more Piece of Silver sweaters by checking out the #pieceofsilverkal on Instagram. All the ♥ for this one!

Comments on this post (4)

  • Jan 24, 2018

    How has this sweater held up in the tosh light?

    — Maria

  • May 09, 2017

    Hello Anica,
    We think Twist Light would be a perfect substitute. Especially if you are looking to add a little extra strength to your garment.

    — Fancy Tiger Crafts

  • May 08, 2017

    I love this! I immediately ordered the magazine to make my own Piece of Silver (after a lot of hunting around to find somewhere that still had it in stock – I live in Europe). Do you think it would be possible to knit the sweater using Madeline Twist Light? As far as I can see it has the same gauge etc. as the Merino Light yarn but is more durable due to the nylon content. I’m very tempted to make it in the same colour way as yours, because I just keep coming back to it!

    — Anica

  • May 03, 2017

    Good to meet you on your birthday visit to Santa Fe at Keshi….your shop and work is lovely.

    — Mary

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