Whoo-hoo! I finished the sweater I started in December.
It took a little over two months, but I was working on other projects at the same time.
It is shown in the magazine with 3 1/4″ inches of ease.
As I was knitting, I started to worry the sweater would be too big, but I’m really pleased with the fit.
I used Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool yarn in the Rose Madder color #140. It was nice to be able to use the same yarn shown in the magazine.
1) The body on my sweater is about 1/2″ longer than the pattern says because I read the wrong size when I was measuring. A good reminder to circle your size before you start knitting!
2) Although I followed the correct sleeve stitch count for the size I was making, I intentionally knit the sleeves to the length of the smallest size since the 37 1/4″ size would have been too long for me.
If I knit the sweater again I would shift the tucks on the sleeves more toward the center of the body. As you can see, they are over the back of my hands when my arms are straight by my sides, but I can’t see them!
This would be an easy change because the sleeves are knit down from the shoulders. When you reach the proper length you can just try the sweater on and calculate where to place the tucks.
Finishing a project is always fun! I’ve already worn the sweater twice.
Although I’m still working on my Gillespie Shawl, I’m already starting to think about what should be my next big project.