5.24.2009

Something Red Sweater


Well. Here is it. My new favorite. I love the style. I love the color. And I love that I finally chose the right size for a sweater project.

The 34 fits perfect. Not too loose and not to tight. Just fitted the appropriate amount. Love that.



Just like any sweater project though there is one thing I wish I would have done differently. Well two things if I'm being completely honest.

The pattern for this sweater is a little off in the raglan shaping department. It says for the size 34 to keep working the raglan until it measures 10.5 inches. Ok. That is a deep armhole. Really deep. It makes me wonder what kind of arms the designer has.

So fortunately I realized the huge armhole situation in time and only knit mine to about 8.5 inches before I divided for the sleeves. So that was a good choice on my part, I mean I shudder to think of how bat-wing-esque it would have looked without this adjustment, but frankly I didn't adjust enough. There still is a bit of puckering around the armhole area and the sleeves are a tad too big around for me. This sweater is supposed to have a nice fitted sleeve. So if I were to knit it again, I would stop at 8 inches definitely!!

OK, another thing. I could have made it a smidgen longer. But that's not as big of a deal.



The good news is, with making these pattern adjustments, I saved yarn and have an entire skein plus some left over. So that's always nice.




This is such a versatile piece. I know I will get a lot of use out of it! The yarn is spectacular as well. Blue Sky Organic Dyed Cotton. So soft and squishy. I feel the need to make a sweater out of every color.

22 comments:

Giulia said...

Gorgeous!

Poethead said...

This is the cutest sweater! I love this red. Thanks for the tips on the modifications. We needed a close-up of that gorgeous button!

Alicia said...

Beautiful!

accountantgrrl said...

Really pretty!

knittinwolf said...

Love this sweater, what a great color! It looks wonderful on you!

Team Knit ! said...

Love it, it looks gorgeous!!

- Julie

Rene' Sharp said...

This turned out SOOOOO beautifully. It looks so lovely with your blond hair. Great job and fantastic photography!!

knitaholic said...

That is really pretty. Now I want to knit one for myself!

Clumsy Knitter said...

It looks great! (As usual.) I agree with the armhole shaping. I didn't know enough about sweater construction when I made mine, and there is a whole lotta puckering going on in the back. I still love it though!

Roslyn said...

Red is a great colour on you

Jenny said...

It's awesome! I love the red!

Pretty Knitty said...

Very nice! But, tell me, how is it that you can look so good in red and in green? You are blessed, you are!

Pam said...

Really nice -- nothing beats a red sweater!

Kay-From the Back Yard said...

It's a great red and a really pretty sweater.

monica said...

OMGosh, that sweater is so cute. I think I want to do that one next. I have to finish FLS #2 first.

Sereknitty said...

Looks fabulous on you!

Tammy said...

Great job & you look fantastic!

Angie said...

Wow, that is one gorgeous sweater! Love it! :)

Happy Knitter said...

I do love this sweater. The color and fit are perfect. I bought some of this yarn and wonder if your sweater feels heavy.

Denise/CT said...

Love the fit. You were so point-on to change the armhole size. Hum, wonder if there has been a correction posted for that pattern? It is darling and I'd love to knit it, but not sure I would of caught the "error".
Your photos are great! I love the way you capture your knitwear and other items on your blog. Such talent. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

The sweater looks fabu-LUS on you! You have inspired me to make it too!

Cheers,
Brenda
P.S. Check out my blog if you have a minute.
http://knitandtravelandsuch.blogspot.com/

Krochet Krystal said...

I disagree that the length of the sweater is even a smidgen too long. It breaks at exactly the right spot on your waist/hip for the most flattery. (Not that you need any help in that department)

Thanks for the comment about the length - this is on my list as the first thing to make myself.