View Full Version : I finished my first sweater

08-03-2009, 01:01 PM
I am pleased as punch that I finished my first sweater. It fits perfectly. I do have some mistakes in it and I have a few stitches that are a little bigger than the ones around them, but overall I am beaming. :) I used Caron Simply Soft in country peach and the pattern is St. James (http://www.metapostmodernknitting.com/MetaPatterns/StJames/tabid/86/Default.aspx)
Here are pics:

Now for the bigger stitches. Do you see the stitches that look a little bigger than the ones around them? Do you think that problem will go away the longer I knit? They are really obvious to me when I look in the mirror at the sweater. I probably won't wear it out in public. I am going to knit another one in chocolate brown. I have only been at it 6 mos.

08-03-2009, 01:14 PM
No! Definitely wear this in public with pride, it looks fabulous. It may not be absolutely perfect but you made it - how many of the people who would see you could say the same?? It is very very pretty - I love the neckline. Well done.


08-03-2009, 01:35 PM
I think it looks beautiful! Don't be afraid to wear it out in public.

Yes, the more you knit the better you get - just like everything else in life :) I think you did a marvelous job for only having been knitting for 6 months though.

Jan in CA
08-03-2009, 02:24 PM
It looks fantastic! We are always our own worst critics, but I'd say wear it out proudly! I really can't see anything that looks larger. Washing may help it, too. Your tension will improve as you knit more.

08-03-2009, 02:29 PM
Looks lovely and fits perfectly!!!! Wear it with PRIDE! Great job. :muah:


08-03-2009, 03:16 PM
I agree with everyone else...wear it PROUDLY wherever you want to. That's quite an accomplishment! Great job! :woot:

08-03-2009, 06:54 PM
I think it is absolute perfection! The color and the knit stitches themselves! A really beautiful work of art! Way to go! :thumbsup:

08-04-2009, 09:17 AM
Wow! Only been knitting for 6 mos? You go girl! It looks FABULOUS! You'd better wear it in public!! I think washing will help the stitches even up, but even if it didn't you should be very proud of it. :) Awesome!

08-04-2009, 10:06 AM
You should wear your first project out in public with pride. After only six months of knitting - - wow!

Great Job and keep knitting! We expect to see more great things from you.

08-04-2009, 09:02 PM
What a great fit! Love the color and the pattern...remember...most people wouldn't even notice any difference. Knitting tension comes with practice!

08-04-2009, 09:19 PM
Thanks so much everyone for your encouragement. I am going to knit it again in chocolate brown Caron Simply Soft.

08-04-2009, 10:03 PM
It is beautiful! Wear it with joy :cheering:

08-04-2009, 10:59 PM
Wow, this is gorgeous! :yay:

08-05-2009, 01:03 AM
Its neat n wel done ...u shud be proud

08-05-2009, 10:55 AM
Definitely wear it! I really can't see the mistakes! It came out very nicely and fits you to a T :thumbsup:

08-05-2009, 07:10 PM
You did a terrific job, it's very pretty!

08-06-2009, 07:22 AM
It's beautiful! Lovely color and a great fit -- well done.

08-06-2009, 07:39 AM
You did a wonderful job and what's so obvious to you is not to me.

Three or four years ago I made a vest for one of my daughters and was less than happy with the result, so much so that I said to myself "I hope she never wears this one in public!" She came to the house wearing the vest a year or so later and I looked at it and said "Wow, whatever made me say I hoped she would never wear it in public"...I no longer saw anything wrong with it!

It's that perfectionist gene that gets us every time!

Wear it with pride!