A Cropped Sweater for Winter….. aka The Neverending Sweater!

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! 😛

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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 :-/

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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 :-/

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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!!!

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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 😉

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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 😀

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