Wednesday, October 15, 2008

One down...

I will finish this today. I have a few ends to weave, and buttons to sew on. And with no time to waste. Yes, that is snow on the trees outside. We had six inches over the weekend. This sweater feels pretty good.

I'm happy with the way it fits, considering it's my first try at really altering a pattern to fit MY body. The original pattern is called "Erica" by Elsbeth Lavold. It's one of those little crop sweaters that look darling on petite women. On me, they look a bit like a costume from the Robin Hood Enchanted Forest Theme Park.

I liked everything else about this pattern, though. So I knit a swatch to find the gauge I wanted, and just jiggered the stitch counts to make it fit. The arms are a little bunchy in front and the neck is a little pouffy in back. (Pouffy is a technical term.) But I can live with it. I find the back of the neck to be the hardest place to fit. Anybody have any sweater-fitting reference books they like?


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