View Full Version : My first sweater!

04-30-2008, 04:56 PM
I just finished my first sweater. I weaved in the ends after I took the pic. I still have to block it and hope that I can make it larger when I do. This is for my Mom for Mother's day and I don't think it will fit unless I can stretch it some. I used Knitting Pure & Simple split neck t-shirt pattern. I even had Mom measure a sweater that she liked to make sure it would fit. This is supposed the be the 48 size on the pattern, which would be 24 on the front under the arms I was told.
I did have to go down 2 needle sizes to get gauge but this shouldn't have mattered. Wonder if I could wash it and wear it til it dries!!!! Then it would stretch!!!
I did block it and got some stretch. Just hope it will fit her! But won't know til Mother's Day as this is part of her gift!

04-30-2008, 05:05 PM
NICE!!! It looks great. I like the pattern. I hope you can make it fit!

04-30-2008, 05:06 PM
Good job Binkyman99! I can't wait to make one. It's beautiful.

04-30-2008, 05:13 PM
WOW great job on your first sweater!!! love the color.

04-30-2008, 06:47 PM
Wonderful work! Your st st is very even and perfect! I see great things in your future! You are a natural!!

04-30-2008, 07:15 PM
What a pretty color! I like that pattern too, great job!

05-01-2008, 02:57 AM
That's very nice, Binky. Love the color, and I bet your Mom will really appreciate the sweater.

05-01-2008, 07:14 AM
Great job! It looks wonderful!

sue in canada
05-01-2008, 07:38 AM
Looks great. I hope it fits.

05-01-2008, 09:24 AM
:yay: she will love it!! I love the color it looks great!

05-01-2008, 09:54 AM
Great job!. Hope you can block and stretch for the fit.:woohoo:

05-01-2008, 10:14 AM
Good job! I love that pattern.

05-01-2008, 01:03 PM
Great job!

05-04-2008, 08:56 PM
Looks great!

05-05-2008, 12:15 PM
It looks very nice. How did it turn out after the blocking? Do you think it is going to fit? If it doesn't I'm sure your mother will be pleased to know your first sweater was for her anyhow. You can make her another one someday if this one doesn't work for her.