I am happy to report I have cast off my FIRST sweater!
It all began when the pattern for The Easy Bulky One by Joji was released.
I promptly purchased it and the recommended yarn, Quarry by Brooklyn Tweed (purchased online from a lovely shop-Wool & Co.-they packaged the yarn so beautifully!)
Then, I did nothing.
Now we are at Fall 2018 and Joji is running a sweater KAL.
I finally cast on!
I did really well and knitting the body.
The problem for me was the yarn.
Reading my Ravelry notes, I keep mentioning I really don’t like the yarn-it pulls apart or as I wrote “it just disintegrates”.
Now, I will totally give Brooklyn Tweed credit- they contacted me, giving me tips and video links to “how to work with the yarn”.
I was very pleased with their readiness to help.
However, I don’t want to use a yarn I have to learn how to knit with.
So, due to that issue, I opted to make the sweater a cropped sweater (knit to the length of a favorite sweatshirt)
Then I fizzled out.
I left the sweater sitting in a bag all winter.
Well, spring is for spring cleaning-I was going to finish this sweater!
I opted to make it short sleeved.
I picked up 56 stitches for the sleeve (even though per the pattern I should have picked up 44- I hate tight necklines and sleeves).
I knit 18 rounds, decrease round, 3 knit rounds, decrease round, 3 knit rounds, then 5 rib rounds.
I used Very Pink Knits Super Stretchy bind off.
I think I may undo the neck band and redo (my picking up stitches skills have improved since I did it and I think I can make it neater).
Here is my “ends need to woven and it needs to be blocked” first sweater!
Because I made it cropped, I have 400 yards of this bulky yarn left.
Any project suggestions?
Have a great week!