It’s official I finished my sweater!!! I started this thing in January and just finished it back in October! At one point the husband joked I was going to finish it just in time for summer…. well jokes on him ’cause I finished it just in time for autumn! 😛
Just as a refresher… this is Andi Satterland’s A Cropped Sweater for Winter. I LOVE Andi’s patterns, I feel bad because so far I’ve just been using her free ones
I used Cascade 220 yarn in Teal and Mustard. Unfortunately, the colors don’t photograph very well, but I assure you they are gorgeous. I am noticing though after wearing it once there’s already some pilling under the arms
I knit this pretty much as written in a size Large, except I worked with the women (and men!) at The Village Knittery to increase things around the bust. I believe we ended up adding a little under two inches to the bust. I was seriously in there every other Saturday to get help and make sure I was on the right track! And they were so AWESOME and patient ….and I’m super sad it’s not my Local Yarn Shop any more 😥
If you ever find yourself in the Summerville/Charleston area you should go and spend all your money there!!!
This sweater represents a lot of firsts for me: first time adjusting a pattern (granted I wasn’t the one doing the adjusting), first pull over sweater, and first time successfully blocking! I had only blocked things once or twice before, it always struck me as a bit unnecessary when you’re talking about a scarf or even a hat. However, blocking this sweater made ALL the difference in the world! Even after all the adjusting it was still a bit tight, but it fits like a glove after the blocking! P.S. my “blocking boards” are just foam floor mats from Lowe’s 😉
I am so excited to finally have a sweater I made fit!! I’m already planning and scheming on my next sweater….maybe this one 🙂
You may also notice the super awesome photos of me in my new sweater…. that is ’cause my co-worker & PROFESSIONAL photographer Shawn was kind enough to take these. You should all go check out his website and pay him lots of money to take your photo 😀