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.
Fields On Camera pattern on Etsy
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!!
Pinwheel Star pattern on Etsy
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,