Friday, December 9, 2011

My first ever adult sweater!

Yes. I did it! I knit my first ever adult sweater for myself and it fits me nicely too. Someone please pinch me for a reality check. Those who have been around my blog for a while will know my fear of knitting anything that has to fit.. Shawls,scarves and bags are piece o'cake for me..but, a sweater that has to fit gives me the shivers. So, it really is unbelievable to me that I knit a sweater for myself.


The sleeves gave me some trouble while seaming but, I showed them who the boss is. ;-) Blocking lengthened the cardigan by a few inches but, that's fine with me. There is absolutely no shaping in the body of the sweater. I love the 3/4th length of the sleeves..avoids getting the sleeves wet while washing hands.



Here is a close-up of the sleeve setting. I'm not very happy with it but, I can live with it. ;-) I love the texture of the fabric and after knitting acres of double moss stitch,  I think I can knit it in my sleep. ;-)


With this cardigan, I feel that I've come of age as a knitter. When I started knitting about 5 years ago, I didn't dream in my wildest of dreams that I'll knit a sweater for myself. So, I'm glad I persevered and saw this cardigan to completion. Here are the project stats:

Pattern: Minimalist-Cardigan
Yarn: J.Sagar Wash n Wear in Denim color
Started: July 26,2011
Finished: Dec 8th,2011
Ravelry Project page: Minimalist Cardigan

I wore it to work and my work-friends gave it a thumbs-up! This cardigan is going to be lovingly used a lot as this is my one and only cardigan now. I think I can remedy that by starting another sweater.. I'm thinking this one: Shapely boyfriend although I don't like its name. ;-) Do you have any suggestions for a simple stockinette based top-down Raglan-style cardigan? I don't want to attempt cap sleeves or set-in sleeves in the near future. Let me know if you have any..

-Josie

This post is linked to Creative Friday by Natural Suburbia and FO Fridays hosted by Tami's Amis.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome. I wish to end my fls with a similar writeup too.:)

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