Friday, November 22, 2013
Details about "The Sweater"
The pattern is Knitting Pure & Simple Neck Down Swing Cardigan. The yarn is Ultra Alpaca Light by Berroco and is DK weight. I used one skein of 144 yards less than what the pattern called for and I even made the sleeves long instead of 3/4 length. I knitted it right on gauge and chose the size 36 for my 37 chest measurement at the suggestion of my instructor because the next size was a 40. Am I glad I went with the smaller size because it is still big on me. I did block it last night and it is better but will be worn as more of a jacket over a layer or two. The yarn is wonderful and so soft. I also cast on an extra stitch at the end of the row at the suggestion of my instructor because the pattern would not have been symmetrical if I didn't. Other than that, it was a nice and easy knit, really good for my 1st sweater attempt.