0. I knitted the smallest size in Malabrigo worsted. I’m a thin, small-busted 90 lb. short woman. I do have long fingers.
1. Decreased needle size after I hit the gull wing pattern since I knew that the garter section would stretch differently than the lace part
2. Omitted the eyelets and did standard kfb’s for the increases
3. After some experimenting, I decided to do my yarn-overs in the reverse direction, which left less of a distinct “hole” in the lace pattern. The result was less blanket-y in my opinion, better with the Malabrigo. If I had used a different yarn (DIC or plied yarn), I would probably have stuck with the pattern as-is.
4. I like space at the armpit of my sweaters so it doesn’t feel like my circulation is getting cut off just because I’m actually wearing a shirt under the thing, so I added the extra stitches at the armpit and then decreased with a little triangle of stockinette in the pits (ssk, knit, k2tog).
5. I decreased the number of garter rows for the cuffs because I have tiny chicken arms and the large cuffs looked, well, large.
6. I’ve never blocked a fully assembled sweater before, but wet blocking was definitely the way to go with the merino single yarn.
Now that I have a baby girl, I’m going to knit her the original. Thanks for the pattern! I loved knitting it!]]>
I made your lovely sweater, finishing it this past spring. I had a color change inside the yoke. Hard to describe, but the picture is on my blog here. http://ladyeuphoriadeathwatch.blogspot.com/2010/01/on-february-ladys-sweater-revisited.html
I really enjoyed making this sweater and it was the first larger knitting project after a long knitting drought. And I must say the first sweater I ever finished.
Thank you for sharing it with us.
Hugs, Lady Euphoria]]>
Since square necklines and I are not the best of friends, I decided to knit it with a round yoke. I tallied up the total number of increases for my size, then knitted them in multiples of 8 on certain rows of the yoke (8 sts on 1st inc row, 24 sts on 4th inc row, etc.)
Blog link here:
I guess in my mind, a pattern should always be written for the person who has never made a sweater before. That way, anybody from a beginner to an expert can figure it out. This is my first sweater, and although I knew what PM meant, there’s a lot I’m figuring out for the first time. For instance - I never knew what “raglan” meant before, but I do now!]]>
1. Knit using a thinner weight yarn, but went up a size to accommodate the smaller gauge.
2. Some made sleeves longer, omitting the bell shaped ends. Others shortened the sleeves to mid-upper arm.
3. A couple of knitters omitted the yo’s to raise the line to above bust line and it created a more form fitting bust. I think it turned out wonderful as with a curvy figure, it became very flattering.
The pattern is FANTASTIC!! It is versatile enough that modifications can be made without much issue.
Great Job and THANK YOU for sharing.]]>
In the end, this has become my favourite sweater, worn for both casual and dressy affairs.]]>
I think one mod I would make if I were to reknit is to move the top button down a couple of rows as it seems really high to me.
Thanks for making available such an awesome pattern. =)]]>