Saturday, 26 October 2013

Finished Stevenson Sweater...

Hurray! I made my deadline of the end of the month to finish this sweater. And much to my surprise I've knit something that fits and that I will actually wear! The pattern was very well written and easy to follow. I made a couple of changes to the neckline - the original is quite high and round, which doesn't suit me, so I lowered it and made it more angular by continuing with the decreases into the ribbed section.

I've also discovered how hard it is to take a photo of yourself without a great big phone obscuring the view! This was the best I could manage. 

I'm pleased with the overall fit of this sweater but I would have liked it to be a bit longer - I did extend the middle section but if I were to do this again I think I would knit the ribbing straight and not begin the waist decreasing rounds until the patterned section. This would lengthen the body and also prevent the slight flare of the ribbing. I think these issues are more to do with my body shape than the pattern itself.

I have now well and truly got the knitting bug, and working in Marmalade Yarns one day a week is proving very dangerous - so many yarns, so little time! I have already lined up two sock projects, a
crocheted scarf, and a cardigan, only to find out this week that good friends are expecting twin girls in the Spring! At last a reason to knit cute baby-sized clothes and crochet some more baby blankets.  I feel a lowering of housework standards may be on the cards!


  1. Gorgeous. The neck is so neat, very professional.

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