Six years ago today, I finished knitting the first and only sweater I ever knit for myself (1/19/17). It’s held up all these years because I haven’t worn it much. There are two main problems with the sweater. First, it’s not very pretty–made of a dull gray yarn. Second, I made some drastic decreases before the waistband ribbing that make me look misshaped when I wear it. I should tear that part out and fix it. But I think the sweater is super cozy, and I love the thumbhole sleeves.
In January of 2017, I was struggling with digestive issues. What I put on in the morning didn’t fit me anymore in the evening. Not only was the bloating super uncomfortable, but my clothing made it worse. I decided that I could make something to accommodate my fluctuating waistline.
But sometimes the best intentions don’t turn out well. My shaping decisions were not pretty.
What I remember about making this sweater was how pleasant the knitting was. Stockinette stitch in a comfortable yarn with bamboo needles–it was a memorable project because it was so relaxing. I couldn’t put it down, and I finished a whole sweater in just nine days.
Yarn: Berroco Comfort Aran.
I learned much about sweater design during this project because the pattern is almost a design lesson in itself.
Pattern: “Easy Top-Down Raglan Knitalong” by Susan B. Anderson.
The sweater still fits six years later! I am looking forward to tearing out the waistband and fixing it. I’d like to wear this cozy sweater more often.