My Learning Sweater

This knitting project started in early 2012. It was finished some time in 2013. I THINK! I’m not even sure at this point. I started it 3 or 4 different times and since it was my first knitted garment, I had troubles early on.

The pattern is a babydoll cardigan by Lisa Ellis. The ladies at my favorite LYS did it first and I just loved it. I picked out some Cascade 128 Superwash, which is so soft and snuggly!

As I became comfortable with the pattern and was cruising along, I loved seeing the creation of an actual sweater taking place. I would stop to admire my work frequently. At one point, I noticed something weird:

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See that subtle line? Eerrgghhh. Twisted stitches! Not even sure how it happened. But I couldn’t leave it. Which meant frogging about 5 inches. Not fun.

But I pressed on and months later (LOL) finally got the whole thing together. And then it sat in my closet because I was having issues picking up stitches for the ribbed v-neck finishing. It just wasn’t easy or enjoyable! I must have done that v-neck 6 times before deciding it looked okay.

But it is done. I wore it last spring, right before the heat set in. And now I can wear it more because we’re in the midst of a polar vortex. Despite the shorter sleeves, this is a ridiculously warm and cozy sweater. I wore it yesterday in fact!

Front:

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Back:

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Wearing!

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