|Can you guess my favorite color?|
I had a little trouble about choosing colors for the stripes as you may have seen in this post. The unraveling was more that worth it.
|Stripes on the sleeves and a part of the body.|
Now, all those sweaters and jackets I have knitted through the years with drop down sleeves are never used.
Too big, too boxy, too everyhting that I do not like in a garment. Just the fact that we learn to measure our boost and not just under the arms for circumference has been the answer to why all of them are too big.
Also figureshaping for women has been totally absent in knitting patterns. It is on its way in, but mostly you decrease on increase on the sides of the garment and that will not give the effect that decreasing two places in front and two places on the back, like in this sweater.
The designer Amy Herzog has given knitting pattens and altering something for every body shape. I salute her and her work.
I have learned so much from knitting this sweater - and I have a pattern I can use and alter as I want. The sweater fits perfect, without me looking like a sausage. LOL!!
This is in fact just what I wanted for christmas. A woollen hug is just what I needed although there are 13 degrees outside and snow is not in sight. Which is just perfect to me :-)
The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Needles: 2mm for rib, 2.5mm for body
My Ravelry Page: My Favorite Color
Pattern: Mix No. 31 (altered a lot)
|The Perfect Fit with decreases in front and back.|