What do I think about my first boxy style pullover?
It’s comfy to wear. Fourteen inches of ease might have something to do with that.
It was a lot of knitting. I was amazed when I weighed it and it only weighed 400g. It felt like it should have been more than that. The yarn is a cotton/linen blend by Sugar Bush called Cabot.
I really like the 3/4 length sleeves. Actually, what I really loved was that the sleeves where so nice and short, LOL. Maybe you can relate?
I would change a couple of things next time.
I would slope the sleeves to match the shoulder line.
I worked shaping on either side of the back panel. I like it.
Next time I would work the decreases and increases inside the pattern itself. Then the panel would have an hourglass shape. I feel like the back on these sweaters needs a little distraction from all that stockinette fabric.
I’m happy with my experiment. Will I knit another one? Maybe.
There are distinct stages in sweater knitting – places where you can take a look and feel satisfied with your progress. A good thing too because a sweater is a long project. Taking the time to sit back and congratulate yourself makes it all worthwhile.
Getting started with all the adventure ahead of you – that’s the easy part.
There’s a point where it seems to become a sweater and not some random bit of knitting. For this pullover, it was joining it up at the bottom of the V.
Trying something new is also fun. The idea to work the steeks was not what I had planned for this construction. But why not?
Getting the sleeves done is always a relief. Once the sleeves are there it really is a garment. These are 3/4 length so not long at all. Yay.
Now I’m coasting down to the bottom and wondering how long I really need this sweater to be. I’d like to be done. This is where I need to buckle down and keep going.
I’m so close to being finished. Now I’m looking to cast on something new. Hmmm.