I bought this yellow yarn to make a pair of mittens, but I fell in love with the colour so much that I got a few more skeins to make a sweater for myself. Since the pattern is written for a negative-ease fit and I like to wear layered clothing, I made it a little larger than the suggested size and added a few extra stitches to the underarm area. Once I got over figuring out the sizing, it was a very quick knit with this chunky yarn. I am in love with seamless sweater patterns, by the way. It’s so nice not to have to join all the pieces afterwards.
My only complaint was that the neck ended up a little too wide for me. So I crocheted two rounds of single crochet to fix it. That also gave the neck band nice stability. Any advice you may have to make the neck a little smaller would be much appreciated, perhaps a smaller set of needles?
Although it fits me very well, I am still a little self-concious when I wear it because it’s the first sweater I have ever made for myself. It’s so comfortable that I am sure I will get over that soon enough. The Oatmeal sweater pattern by Jane Richmond is available on Ravelry. It’s really a very well-written pattern.
Apart from knitting I am also working on a custom pattern and a couple of new quilts. However, I thought that instead of showing you my WIPs today, I would share a few finishes made by others using my patterns.
This camera pillow was made by Lyndsey using the Fields On Camera pattern. She has only been sewing for a year. I was really amazed by her workmanship. I think it looks fantastic!!
Very recently, Kathleen has become a grandmother. She made this sweet baby quilt from the Morning star pattern. So much love went into making this quilt to welcome the new baby. Such a happy finish!!
Until next time,