Monday, January 10, 2011

The Purple Sweater

I finished this sometime last year but I can be quite lazy when it comes to blogging. Blogging is a lot of work. Taking pictures, writing the post, uploading everything, and oh how about the first step..doing something worth blogging about.

Knitting my first sweater qualifies as blog worthy doesn't it. So here it is, my first ever knitted sweater.

The Purple Sweater

This is a free pattern I found on Ravelry called Purple Sweater. This was for my daughter but it turned out to big. Wrong type of yarn, lesson learned, it fits me though. Kind of. The majority of the sweater is stockinette and on the pattern picture it rolls but it rolls A LOT!!! My plan is to go back and do some ribbing around the sleeve ends and bottom of the sweater.

It is warm and would be comfy it it wasn't for so much rolling so once I fix it I'll be happy. The next time around I will try it on more often. There is some wonkiness in the body under the arms and the decreases along the side but for a first sweater it is almost wearable. A few tweaks and it'll be fine. It already a tad fuzzy but I have been throwing it on when I am chilly so as long as it gets worn I am happy.

Question for you knitters: Should I unknit and do ribbing or just pick up stitches and add the ribbing? And how many rounds of ribbing should it take to tame the roll?

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