I ❤ it.
I’m so proud of it. Proud of the Wool of the Andes for cooperating me. Proud of myself for completing a sweater! A wearable garment with actual seaming and shaping!
It’s the first time I’ve ever owned a sweater with turned cuffs! Which I could actually turn! Also, I apologize for my weird expression in that above photo. It’s very “WTF”, no?
So here’s my boobs instead:
I like that shot. How do ya’ like my girls? And by “my girls” I mean, of course, the buttons. (What did you think I was talking about?) The buttons are burned wood. Would you believe I found these at Wal-Mart? Me neither! But it’s true!
I’m in love, and it’s with a sweater
Pattern: Sideways Spencer Redux, by Annie Modesitt
Size: 36″, to fit my 33″ bust. Except I knit it at a slightly smaller gauge than recommended, so the finished bust is actually about 34.5″. Arms are, as mentioned above, 19.5″ each.
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes worsted, 770 yds. “Tidepool Heather”.
Modifications: Arm length, longer ribbing at the bottom, a slightly shorter collar, and US8 needles used throughout instead of the the US7s recommended for the ribbing. I did use the 7’s for the cuff ribbing. If I were to make this sweater again, I would prob. go ahead and use 7’s for the bottom ribbing, too, but still use the 8’s for the collar and plackets. And maybe even for the cuffs.\