Monday, September 27, 2004

Wow! I actually finished it!

I finally finished seaming Easy Street during Char*med last night. I really like the end result as it is warm and cozy. It was actually chilly enough this morning to wear it to class. I used Patons Shetland Chunky Frosted Rose (a little over 5 skeins) and the pattern was Easy Street from Patons Street Smart booklet.


My first sweater!



Easy Street from the back.

A couple of lessons I learned from knitting this sweater:

  • I don't particularly enjoy seaming. It took awhile to seam-up because there was a 3 month pause between sleeves, but it's finished. Next time, I will not stop seaming after I start. If I seam it all in one go, it will much better.
  • Next time, knit to fit!!! It's a little short in the torso and the arms. I hadn't quite grasped the concept of knitting to fit your body type when I knit these peices. I am quite tall and thus have longer than average measurements for arms and torso. Must remember this when knitting sweaters in the future.
  • Order more than enough yarn for a sweater! Order an extra ball! I ran out of yarn at the neck line of this sweater. Much scrambling ensued, but it all worked out.

Overall, I am proud of my first sweater! I'm sure there will be many more to come! Yay for finishing!

2 comments:

Lisa said...

Congratulations! The sweater looks lovely. It also looks good with the polka dot cami underneath. :)

Thanks for the advice, too!

Lauren said...

I just bought the Street Smart book, and I was planning to do this sweater in pink too. Thanks for showing your version!! *cute* I really like it.

Love your blog design... found you through Knittikin's site, and I will definitely keep an eye on you!

Take care :)

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