In our final Valley Yarns Show & Tell, we’re taking a look at #355 Manta Top-Down Pullover. It is knit in Valley Yarns Longmeadow. Unlike many popular top down sweaters, this one has set-in sleeves. The lower body has subtle A-line shaping.
We tried on the 36″ cardigan.
First up, we have Kirsten:
Kirsten said: “It’s super comfy, but I think I’d prefer hourglass waist shaping instead of A-line.”
Grace said: “This was nice and comfortable, but way too big. The A-line shaping isn’t the most flattering for me, but I love the scoop neck and short sleeves.”
Dena said: “Love the neckline. But this was the biggest of the sweaters on me. I’d go down a size or two. The Longmeadow felt great, soft and cozy, but not hot feeling. I’d put on this sweater on a sunny day and let my arms thaw out from the long, cold winter we had. ”
Mary said: “Super comfortable! If I were to knit this, I think I’d add a bit of shaping so it goes in at my narrowest point, but I wouldn’t want to lose the slight a-line. I would also make it a bit longer, but since it’s top down, that wouldn’t be hard.”
Tina said: “This sweater was so comfortable – the Longmeadow is soft and has just the right drape. This would be a nice short-sleeved spring garment, but I really like it with a long-sleeved t-shirt underneath! If I were to knit this I would probably use the same size, but do a bit more waist shaping. I would also choose a color other than black, since I have white dogs and keeping their fur off black sweaters is a constant battle. ”
We hope you have enjoyed our Show & Tell!
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