I finished my sweater!
This is what I made with Craftsy.com's "My First Sweater" class. I made a size small. I already knew how to do the knit and purl stitch, but that is all. I never made anything beyond a scarf. Casting on stitches still gives me great difficulty and I seem to have to do it several times before I am happy with the results. If you are a beginner like me, you can definitely knit this sweater. I thought the video lessons were great and you could clearly see everything the instructor was doing. Once I posted a question for help late at night and I had my answer in the early morning!
I made a few mistakes. Picking up stitches at the neck and front edges was a struggle for me. I don't think I picked up as many stitches as I was supposed to, but it still turned out okay. Somehow I missed putting in the top buttonhole too! My plastic markers (is that what you call them?) kept falling out. I need the ones that look like safety pins. Mine are shaped like broken circles, so when I would shift my project, out they fell.
The pattern instructions are for a smaller neck band, but I wanted to extend mine out so it would fold over onto itself. As you can see, I didn't quite get there. Next time I will be sure to add more rows.
I'm wearing my sweater with my Angel Bootcut Jeans.
I love the eyelet detail at the raglan edges.
I had a couple places on my button bands where there was some sort of opening but not the buttonhole. I mended these with needle and yarn; they were small spots. One spot looked like a stitch had come undone, but I'm not sure how that would have happened. I definitely don't know how to fix anything yet, at least not the right way! I'm happy though and it fits and it's warm--mission accomplished! My next knitting project is to learn to make socks.
I made a new Jalie Dolman (3352) top. I used a sheer, crinkled knit for the sleeves that I had left over from a few years ago. I'm so glad I saved it because it was a perfect match.
One of the things I like about this style of top is it how it is a little longer in the back but not drastic like a high/low top.
Since I was working with the Dolman pattern, I decided to make one up for one of my girls. The second one always goes together quicker since I don't have to refer to the instructions just having made it.
The last time I used this fabric, I made myself a maxi skirt. The fabric is incredibly soft.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley