View Full Version : FO - my first sweater

03-04-2006, 10:30 AM
At long last, I got done with the finishing. I knit this for dh for our 5th anniversary (February 10); I ran into several problems so it wasn't done in time for the actual day. I started Jan. 16 and finished the knitting Feb. 17. I had to put it aside to complete some gifts for other people. But a couple of nights ago I finally finished the underarm seams and the weaving in of ends. I have several things about the sweater I'm disappointed with, but it does feel good to have my first sweater under my belt. I had a major glitch with the underarms, ending up with holes on either end of the seams, and I've yet to figure out why. I kitchenered right along with Amy's videos. I did the most random and ridiculous darning job imaginable. Hubby will have to learn not to raise his arms, so my shoddy work will not be exposed.

I don't think I like bulky yarns for sweaters, or at least not this bulky yarn for this kind of sweater. It just looks a little too homemade for my tastes. I think my next project for him will be in a worsted weight, at most. This pattern has directions from infant to adult XXL, but now that I've seen the yarn on my dh I can't imagine making a toddler sweater out of this (which I thought I might do).

Pattern: Little Turtle Knits Raglan-in-the-Round
Yarn: Knit Picks Sierra, in lettuce. Pattern called for 1200 yards. I bought 1210 and ended up with 330 left over. I'm not sure why....

03-04-2006, 10:39 AM
Hey, that's awesome! A very nice anniv. gift! Hubby looks rather pleased with his sweater, too. You should be very proud of yourself and... why would he need to raise his arms? :?? It looks great!


03-04-2006, 10:52 AM
I'm always impressed by a first adult sweater that fits! It looks great!

Jan in CA
03-04-2006, 11:27 AM
That looks really nice! Hubby looks great in it!

If it was a raglan in the round was it seamless? You mentioned holes under the arms... :thinking:

03-04-2006, 11:59 AM
Great job!! It looks like it fits your dh perfectly!!

I know what you mean about the bulky yarn. I just finished a sweater with Sierra. I don't think it looks bad, but it certainly has less of a "refined" quality to it (I prefer to think of my sweater as funky and unique! ;)). It knits up quickly though!!

Anyway, beautiful job! And what an awesome anniversary gift! :thumbsup:

03-04-2006, 04:10 PM
Thanks, gals!

Jan, it was knit in the round, but from the bottom up. So I did the sleeves up to the point of the underam and did the body to the same point, then joined them and finished the whole thing in the round. The seaming was pretty limited - just 12 stitches under each arm. Still, I somehow managed to mangle it. :rollseyes:

03-05-2006, 01:50 PM
I think you did a fantastic job! The fit looks great. :thumbsup:

03-05-2006, 11:47 PM
Very nice! I love the color. You did a great job! :thumbsup:

03-06-2006, 09:43 AM
Oh it looks wonderful! And your dh looks great in it!

Congratulations on your first sweater! :cheering: :cheering: