Because, you know, after sewing it together, comes trying it on. And I was so afraid of something not being right with it after all that work I'd put in. When I very nervously slipped it on and had a look in the mirror, I was over the moon. It fitted, it didn't look strange and best of all it was super comfortable and deliciously soft. It was definitely a sigh of relief moment.
It isn't perfect, but what handmade item ever is? With the big time lapse from cast on to cast off, I've grown so much as a knitter in between and there are a few things I'd do differently next time. I'd add around another inch to the hem if I made it again, and I'd work the sleeves two at a time. I hadn't even heard of that technique when I cast on the first sleeve though, so it was too late to try it after I found out.
Now, the details that I know you probably want:
The pattern is from the to-die-for book Knit Vintage. There are so many patterns I'm bursting to make from this book! Especially with my Clara Bow Sweater having turned out so beautifully, and being such a joy to knit (in between the unravelling, of course). Seriously, if you love vintage fashion like I do, you have to buy this book!!
Now, I'd love to know what you've been working on lately?
Please share below!
Have a lovely weekend,
To see all other posts about my Clara Bow Sweater, click here.
Ravelry project page here
And thank-you to Megan for her incredible patience & photographs!
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