So here is some progress. This sweater would have been finished by the 2nd week of January, but I was trying to finish up some other things first.
This thing fits like a dream, not too stretched, and just snug enough… I am in love with the yarn. (Red Heart Soft) it feels fantastic against my skin. Anyhoo… I only have about 50% to 60% of the body left. and I cannot wait to be done, so I can show my sweater off.
You can see I need to pin down the sides to cover my bra. This is actually my work bra… The ones I wear for regular days have straps set wider apart so I don’t have to pin it up too much!
I am happy I didn’t bother counting how many stitches to pick up. I just picked up whatever I could pick up and keep the edge straight, and then when I finished that I had to add on an extra 40 to get to the right size, so I just did some quick math. This method worked great for me. No bunching in the back like this… which was my biggest fear…