Wednesday, January 15, 2014
I have been talking about making a sweater for ages! I even included it as one of my winter goals for this season. Because I knit for my job now, I don't often have a lot of time left over for personal knitting. So what better time then a month-long vacation to tackle this huge project?
Just before we left back in December, I selected a pattern for my sweater. I chose Jane Richmond's Oatmeal Pullover, and I was so pleased with this choice! It was the perfect first sweater project for me. I wanted something that was seamless, as I hate sewing in ends, and thought a top-down with raglan sleeves would be straight forward enough for my first attempt. I knit it up in the yarn the pattern called for (Lion Brand Wool Ease) which made the sweater work up nice and quick. In the end, after debating for a while both options, I decided to go with full length sleeves instead of the thee-quarter sleeves featured in the pattern. I just think I'll get more wear out of it this way. I've taken to calling it my fisherman's sweater, just because of the color- no cable work here yet, though maybe soon...?