Have any of you read my very first post where I wrote, "...and coming soon, knitting!" about what topics I would be including in this blog? Well, here is my very first completed knitted project! I started my class the first of July and had such a blast! Not that learning hasn't been frustrating. It definitely has. I've spilled some tears.
Anyway, I'm aware it is customary to first do a dishrag, hat or scarf. I started the dishrag and got bored. Knit, purl, knit, purl. Snore. I live in southern Texas and have never once in my life worn a scarf or winter hat. So, I found the simplest sweater pattern that I liked and dove right in.
This is the split-neckline cap-sleeved tee from Fitted Knits by Stefanie Japel. First let me write that I'm in love with most of the patterns in this book, and plan to make almost all of them.
Once you get past the sleeve set up, this sweater is basically a straight tube. I could tell from the picture they had it cinched up in the back on the model. So I did some flipping through a few books and decided to put in front and back darts. I really like the fit! I did make a few mistakes. No holes or anything unsightly. Can you see it's not exactly a cap sleeve like the book description? Despite any oopses, I learned a lot and will wear this with pride. Here's the neckline close up. Isn't it cute?!
I learned how to use double pointed needles doing the trim on the sleeves. That folded-picot edging was a fun little detail.
I used a yarn made up of 45% cotton/55% acrylic. It's a little hot, so I probably won't do that again. I didn't want to break the bank for my very first sweater and went with a less expensive yarn. You definitely get what you pay for. All in all I'm very happy with my very first sweater.