FINALLY!! A Finished Sweater

Hi All,

Well, wonders will never cease.  After 6 brutal weeks of knitting, I finally finished my sweater.  Of course, it’s nothing like I had planned.  I had to make many compromises along the way.  This is not the original pattern I started with; nor it is the next pattern I selected or even the next pattern.  My intent was to make myself a Aran type sweater with all the cables and fancy stitches.  Not that it’s hard….I’ve made them before.  But for some reason this time I just couldn’t concentrate on the pattern.  I couldn’t even get past the first row without interruptions.  Then you lose your spot and have to rip out and start over again.  After numerous tries and much frustration, I decided to do my own thing.  I followed the basic pattern shapes, number of stitches, rows, increases and decreases but as for the actual pattern of stitches, I just looked in my knitting dictionary, selected a stitch that fit into the number of stitches I had and knitted for several rows.  They once I became tired of that stitch, I repeated the process with another stitch pattern.  And, as usual, the finished sweater isn’t without mistakes but it’s all about the journey.

I think that I will be able to wear this without a jacket since it’s very heavy and dense.  It’s also a bit oversize although I made the correct size for me and my gauge was correct.  At any rate, I’m sort of happy with the end results……I think.  What do you think???

I have 3+ skeins of yarn left over so I’m making a matching scarf.  Maybe a hat and mittens??  Would I look too goofy with an entire matching ensemble?  LOL Ooooh, leg warmers, too!

Anyway, don’t be too critical and be kind with your comments. I bruise easily LOL.   I do believe that this will be my last sweater project.  My eyes and fingers just don’t work as they once did.

Sweater front

LAC Front 2014

Sweater backLAC Back 2014Linda

 

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3 Responses to FINALLY!! A Finished Sweater

  1. Lois says:

    I like it Linda, I did the same with a scarf I am making, chose a pattern with cables and after knitting about 6 inches I discovered their pattern was wrong in the fact that it didn’t say you had to do about 8-10 rows of garter stitch at the beginning to stop the scarf from curling in. So I pulled it undone started again doing the garter stitch, still didn’t like it, undone it came again, and all I used from the original pattern was 1 cable and I added 2 other cables and changed the back ground stitching. I have done about 24 inches of it and am pleased with how it looks, so I know where you are coming from.

  2. robinongo says:

    I love it! You did an awesome job. It looks very fancy with the different stitches.

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