It's a Knitting Nature kind of week
While I'd love to say that my BFF and I exchanged a sweater for lifetime FO modeling, that was certainly not the case (especially since I already divulged that she was voluntold into the duty).
I originally intended to knit the Turbulence U-neck Pullover for myself. I decided to knit it with negative ease and also lengthen the body as I thought the fit was too baggy on the model as well as a bit cropped. Despite the 2 inches I added to the length, the sweater was still to short for my liking. Additionally, the negative ease was a bit too much on the negative side. The stitches across the bust looked stretched out and overall the sweater just felt a bit on the snug side. As it turns out, I had my BFF try it on and it fit her perfectly!
Pattern: Turbulence U-neck Pullover, Norah Gaughn, Knitting Nature
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Merino DK, color 225003, 10 skeins
Needles: Addi Turbos, 4.0mm, 3.5mm
Started: May 2007
Finished: November 2007
Easy, simple and straightforward pattern (unlike the Ram's Horn Jacket). This is definitely suitable for beginners and a great pattern for learning cables.
I added a few fun details such as tubular cast-on. Did I ever tell you that the Italian tubular cast-on is the best thing since sliced bread?
I also decided to do slipped stitch edges which is one of the reasons why I didn't even bother trying to fix the sweater.
But all's well that ends well. The sweater has gone to a good home and has already been worn in public! Couldn't ask for anything more, except for some inspiration for my maid of honor speech.. any tips?
And thanks so much for all your wonderful comments on my Ram's Horn Jacket! I got so many compliments on it at work and from friends. It was really flattering!