I knitted a whole sweater. In one week. And I love it.
This is a great pattern. I’ve been craving a warm, cozy sweater to get me through February. Last week, I was feeling particularly run down. Work has been busy and the weather took a sharp turn colder. One snowy day, I downloaded this pattern from Ravelry, dashed off to buy yarn, and got this dear pullover on the needles. I didn’t expect it to go so fast, but once I got going, it practically knit itself. I put on a good documentary to keep me company* and within a few hours I had made it through the yoke and was onto the body, knitting in the round (all knit stitches, no purl). Bulky yarn, size 10.5 needles: speed knitting.
Friends, this sweater is a good time.
And it looks good! I was worried that it would be frumpy and, while it’s not exactly slimming, it is as feminine and flattering as you can expect from a thick pullover. The wide neck and three-quarter length sleeves give it a nice balance.
It’s just what I wanted.
And now, the boyfriend wants a manly version.
Project notes on Ravelry.
*Ken Burns’ Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony. I recommend!
2 thoughts on “Woolen pullover”
I want to knit a sweater, but I’m so scared I will mess something up! Props to you! Bulky yarn is my favorite 🙂
Yep, bulky yarn is so fun to work with! Sweaters aren’t too complicated; if you feel adventurous, try a baby sweater. They’re small and don’t take as long. 🙂