Evolution of a sweater

A long time ago (well, maybe a year ago), I purchased JoJi’s The Easy Bulky One Pattern.

Reading the description, I thought it would be the perfect first sweater.

Plus, Joji was having a KAL for this pattern.

After working an eight hour call shift, I treated myself to the yarn called for in the pattern.

Well, I never cast on and the yarn sat.

Around came fall and low and behold Joji is holding a Fall KAL.

Perfect motivation.

I cast on.

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I followed the pattern and did the back, right and left front then joined to knit in the round.

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I measured my favorite sweatshirt (a cropped length) and knit to 15 inches from the underarm.

Then it was onto the ribbing.

The pattern calls for 4 rounds, but I did 10.

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I did make a few oops doing the ribbing, but hey-this is my first sweater so it’s ok!

I tried it on and it is the length I wanted, although a tad tighter than I intended (I think I started knitting tighter than I did with my gauge swatch-yup, I swatched!).

Although its tighter than indicated in the pattern, it fits and I am super happy!

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Now I am tackling the neckline and then I’ll take a deep breath and start the arms.

I really hope I finish this in time for the KAL ending, but even if I don’t I am so happy I finally cast on.

Pattern: The Easy Bulky One

Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Quarry

Needles: Knitters Pride 5.5 circulars

Have a great week!

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5 thoughts on “Evolution of a sweater

  1. Marsha Noce says:

    That is a great color. What a good first sweater pattern too. Good job. If you know magic loop, you may want to do your sleeves 2 at a time using that method. That was they will be identical without haveing to keep track of a row count.

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  2. highlandheffalump says:

    That’s so spooky you are knitting this pattern, yesterday I watched Tiny Fibre Studio’s latest blog and she’s just finished this pattern. I’ll attach link in case you are interested, about 11 mins in. I love the colour you have chosen for it. Super cute Halloween costumes btw.

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  3. Becki says:

    I agree – the color is lovely. So glad your first sweater fits! I honestly can’t see what the “oops” are in the ribbing. That’s greatly encouraging to me, because my own “oops” are glaring to me, but maybe not so much to others???

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  4. Stefanie says:

    I like this color. I have a Polly Pullover in bulky weight yarn. It always caught the eye of someone whenever I wore it on campus. I can’t wait to pull it out when it gets cooler.

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