And the sweater is…
Done! Done done done. I couldn’t be more pleased.
The pattern and yarn are both delightful and a joy to use, and I’m very pleased with the results.
I haven’t blocked or really worn it yet, so I’m expecting it to grow a little in length (sleeves and body) when I either get around to blocking it, or when Nashville stops being super-duper hot and I can wear it.
I made some modifications to the pattern (which was intended as a man’s sweater):
- I added waist shaping.
- I changed the neckline, making it deeper/wider and adding the ribbing.
- I adjusted the cable pattern for the back saddle to compensate for the changed neckline.
This is only the second sweater I’ve ever knit. Granted, it took me over a year to finish it, but that’s just because I am the queen of leaving UFOs (Un Finished Objects) lying around for months at a time. I made quite a few mistakes, and I knit the neckline shaping by the seat of my pants (no planning, no note-taking, it isn’t
remotely quite symmetrical). But I’m still so pleased.
Infinite thanks to John, the Best Flatmate in All the Land, for agreeing to be photographer extraordinaire.
Finally, lest I become too proud of my accomplishment and begin to take myself too seriously, here is a picture of me making a stupid face during the photo shoot: