Girl on the subway: thanks for the awesome sweater

Knitter friends, I think you will sympathize when I say I often cause myself awkward interactions with strangers who are wearing interesting knitted things. You know what I'm talking about. That awkward moment when you stand much too close to the slightly-unbalanced-looking man muttering to himself on the bus because you just need a better look at the color work in his hat. Or that moment when the girl next to you in the train shuffles uncomfortably to the other side of the car because you've been staring intently at her sweater for a solid ten minutes. Or the guy behind you in line at Starbucks strikes up a conversation, thinking your interest is in him, not his chunky scarf. I know I can't be the only one who does this.

Sometime in November I found myself smashed onto a crowded train next to a girl wearing a cream-colored sweater with ribbing in thick and thin yarns of about the same color.  It was a sweet and simple design that looked so comfy and wear-anywhere, I took advantage of the situation and examined her arm, making some mental notes.

Yarnbox must have read my mind, because about a week later they sent out the December Luxe box containing everything I needed for my project. 

I used two skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico in silver and four skeins of their Techno in metro silver.

To keep the gauge even, I sized up two needle sizes when switching from Techno to Metalico.

In a soft blend of alpaca, silk, and a bit of wool, this sweater feels like wearing a cloud.

I'm not planning to write up the pattern for this sweater (I don't have the patience to work out sizing!), but I'll try to type up some project notes in case anyone is interested in experimenting.