July 28, 2015

My First Sweater

I finished my very first actual knitted garment, a short sleeve drop stitch sweater.  I hope I'm not boring my blog readers with these knitting posts but knitting has become my obsession these days. It started out as a hobby and has quickly become something bigger. I just love it. I love it almost as much as I love making jewelry. How is that possible?!

I wanted to pick a pattern that was easy, and quick. So the drop stitch knits up SO fast- and was a good one to start with. It was knit in two pieces, first the back and then the front. I got hung up a bit on shaping the armholes, and neck.... but got some great help from another knitting friend. One arm hole ended up a tad bit smaller than the other, and the body of the sweater ended up kind of wide but with the length, it kind of works. It's fashionable and looks great with a tank underneath.



I used a gorgeous Linen yarn from Rowan called Creative Linen.






If you are on Ravelry, I have a projects page there where you can follow my current and past projects. Feel free to add me as as friend or follow.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/LoreleiEurto

14 comments:

  1. Brenda7/28/2015

    What a wonderful accomplishment! Beautiful color, also!

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    1. Thank you Brenda! You cant go wrong with Teal!

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  2. Lovely! Have watched you progress and that's been great Lorelei. Do you have a garden this year?

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    1. Nope Janet, no garden this year. No time! :)

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  3. It's gorgeou, Lorelei! The color is great and so is the style. Your motivating me to pick my own first sweater back up.

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    1. Hi Jenn! Yes!! Get back to it! I really love the relaxation element in Knitting unless it's something kind of difficult but as a young 40 something knitter, I want to revitalize the craft!

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    2. Ditto! I've always loved knitting and love that I now finally "get" it. I've taught my 14-year-old and 8-year-old nieces to knit. They have restless hands that always need something to do like me. They just don't have the patience to finish something, so I try to give them smaller projects. As for me, with every element of shaping, I get nervous and go off an knit another scarf. ;-) I will pick my sweater back up this weekend. I promise. I think.

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  4. Well done, looks great.! I'm not a knitter sadly, but I enjoy seeing your projects on the blog.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad it's interesting enough even for a non-knitter!

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  5. I love your sweater!! Great job!!

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  6. Love your knitting updates! Your sweater looks beautiful with the disc necklace. And I love that linen yarn!

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  8. I don't know why sometimes my comment gets posted twice... I didn't type it in twice. Then when I delete it, I'm afraid someone will think I posted something ugly and then deleted it. Oh well...

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