I've been having fits trying to post this all afternoon. Curse you, LJ scrapbook! Maybe I'll have better luck with photobucket.
I'm calling this my Election Day sweater, because I finished it today, and wore it to go cast my vote against the incumbents. :)
The pattern is the Rollover Pullover from Hip to Knit.
The yarn is Caron Jewel Box (not the nice Tahki Cotton Tweed the pattern calls for by a long shot, but $1 a skein at the neighborhood Big Lots. At that price I was willing to take a risk on my first adult sweater.)
- Three-needle bind off, which almost got away from me, but some wrestling with it and cursing like a sailor got it all back under control.
- Picking up stitches with a crochet hook for the neckline. Why didn't I ever think of that before? So much easier.
- Adult sweater construction and some better seaming techniques than I have used before.
- Somehow, I got the stockinette backward on the rolled neck, so it curls inward, but I actually like the way it looks, so it's not a problem for me.
I made the next to largest size using the recommended needles, but the yarn is smaller weight than called for and I knit very tightly, so I was hoping it would work out to fit me. It was a close call, because I've lost about 25 pounds since I started knitting it, but it's supposed to be a relaxed fit and so it is. Almost....too
....relaxed, but I still like it and there's room to wear it over another shirt, which is nice in the winter.
I would love to have this sweater in a nicer yarn and a smaller size, but I am unlikely to make it again because it's miles and miles of very boring stockinette. Maybe if I came up with a motif to make the knitting more interesting, I'd do it again, otherwise no way. Still, it was a satisfying project and I'll enjoy wearing it.( Collapse )
This one shows the general shape(lessness). I match the fallen leaves!
This one shows my "I Voted" sticker. Sorry it's so washed out, but the sweater color is pretty true.