I finally finished my first sweater. Actually, this is the very first project I started as a knitter (what did I know? :roflhard:) I posted it a while back as a WIP - but here it is finished :woot:
It is a little big on the sides/under the arms - but still perfectly wearable - just have to wait for the weather to turn a little cooler. On the plus side, the hips fit perfectly. I made this for under blazers, so the looseness will be fine.
It certainly isn’t perfect, but came out much better than I thought my first sweater would, so I am happy, happy, happy!
This was knit with Reynolds Soft Linen yarn on size 4 US needles for the body and size 6 US needles for the neck. The pattern is Blue Hawaii from Everyday Style Classic Knits for Womenby Carol Rasmussen Noble
Here is a picture:
And some detail shots:
and the lace on the bottom:
So, what I learned on this project:
KH! I came on line to find an answer to something I didn’t know how to do and landed here - never to leave!:cheering: Thanks everyone who helped (and most of the help came from just reading the different threads that applied to what I was trying to do - go KH!)
How to read a pattern, substitute yarn, make gauge.
How to adjust a pattern for size and length and a different weight yarn (I got pretty close!)
How to knit lace.
How to shape armholes, and how to pick up stitches for the neck (not perfect, but not too bad either!)
How to turn my work inside out and start working on the wrong side as the right side - this gets special mention because, for some reason, this was the thing I had the hardest time figuring out and actually knit the neck 4 times on the inside and had to frog:frog: all 4 times before I finally figured it out:gah:
How to add yarn, weave in ends, block, seam, and block again. (And yes, blocking lace is miraculous!)
Anyway, sorry to go on so long but I am just so thrilled that this is done and a successful project. Thanks for looking!