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