While it is increasingly looking like the Kim dress portion of the Outfit Along will not be finished…. or…err started….. for some time, I have finished the sweater portion!!
This is my second Miette sweater! I had issues with sizing on the first one and didn’t even bother to put buttons on it, because that shit wasn’t going to close.
This time though I got serious about sizing and taking my time with the swatching…. you can read more about that process here. And that work paid off 🙂
The fit came out real well! I followed the pattern fairly closely this time to make a true cropped sweater…. my first version I lengthened quite a bit. I did add a couple of rows to the button band on this one though, because I was paranoid it would be too small again. That is a also why the top button is out of line with the others
The yarn is the worsted weight Cascade 220 in the Atlantic color, which I ordered online. And after much deliberations I settled on these rust colored buttons from my local fabric store In Stitches 🙂 I had wanted to use these awesome vintage shank buttons I’ve had in my stash for FOREVER… but alas there are only 5 😦
So, there you have it! There’s not a whole lot more to say…. this is a great free, beginner pattern and would work great as someone’s first or second handmade sweater.
I’m hard at work on my Armande sweater, I’m hopeful I’ll finish it in time to wear this fall/winter…. famous last words 😉