It is done, done, done!
The interminable sweater is finished, just in the nick of time for My Sister’s Knitter’s Get-It-Done-KAL which finishes at the end of this month. Phew!
It has been named Talisman for the magical ability it possessed in repelling the moths which held a party in the hap shawl hanging just beside it for many neglected years. And, in homage to my Man’s favourite board game of the same name, it will grant the wearer two dice rolls in repelling Moth Attack but will not count against Armour or Luggage.
The stitch pattern is based on a Pörtom pattern from Finland found in Suzanne Pagoldh, (1991) Nordic Knitting, Interweave Press.
Talisman is knit in the round from the bottom up with short row shaping at the base at top of the yoke. Spit splicing worked a treat. I used Meg Swansen’s jogless jog technique to improve the pattern continuity at the end of the round junction.