View Full Version : WIP: Traditional Aran Sweater

10-17-2009, 11:58 PM
I started my very first sweater ever on September 24.

I am using Galway 100% wool in a light green. This is the back of the sweater. I am close to 17" in length at which point I start to make the raglan shape for the sleeve. There is one mistake which I don't think is visible in this picture. I had to frog so many times before this error that I couldn't bring myself to frog again so I have accepted the error as my personal touch.

10-18-2009, 09:56 AM
It's beautiful! I don't see the error, and I'm sure no one else will either. Lovely work.

10-18-2009, 10:33 AM

Jan in CA
10-18-2009, 11:09 AM
It's gorgeous!!:inlove:

10-18-2009, 11:51 AM
I think it's amazing for your first sweater!!! Absolutely wonderful :woot:

10-18-2009, 02:30 PM
It's looking wonderful!! I can't see that mistake either. I'm sure no one else will. :)

10-18-2009, 02:35 PM
The error is in the large center cable. I am glad it isn't visible. when I noticed my error it was about three or four rows down and frogging that far I find it hard to keep track of what row I am on.
When I am wearing the sweater I am sure my long hair will cover the error. I don't intend to make another error though!

Thank you everyone for your kind words. I am really enjoying this forum and all the members. I am learning a lot.
Have a great day all!:grphug:

10-18-2009, 03:33 PM
really pretty :knitting:

10-18-2009, 08:04 PM



I'm totally in love with that! :inlove:

What size it it?:wink:

10-19-2009, 02:58 AM
I have always loved these type of sweaters. You're doing a beautiful job of it. If the error doesn't interfere with the pattern then people most likely won't spot it, especially if you don't mention it.

10-19-2009, 08:47 AM
beautiful stitch pattern!:heart:

10-19-2009, 10:25 AM
Wow, pretty! Love the pattern!

10-19-2009, 12:58 PM
What size it it?:wink:

I am knitting the bust/chest size 36inch / 91 cm. The finished product will be 40inch / 102cm though. Full length to be 27 1/4 inches / 69 cm. The pattern has instructions from 34in/86cm to 44in/112cm.

It is very stretchy and still the pattern looks great when stretched out. Relaxed, as in the picture, it looks like a child size, doesn't it?!

Happy to share pattern - pm me with your email address.

10-19-2009, 02:19 PM
Lovely! I LOVE cables, and yours are stunning so far. I was recently discussing w/some ladies that there are many cultures who make INTENTIONAL mistakes in their works, because "nothing is perfect" (or, "only G-d is perfect"). So, your design feature not only makes your sweater truly yours, mistakes are nothing to be afraid of or bothered by! :)

10-19-2009, 02:50 PM
That's just WONDERFUL! I don't think I'd have the patience to do this many cables... And I also consider "mistakes" a "personal touch".

10-19-2009, 03:35 PM
Wow thats your FIRST sweater? Your doing a wonderful job!!

10-19-2009, 11:13 PM
It is absolutely sublime! What a wonderful cable blend!
Can't wait to see more!!!

10-19-2009, 11:26 PM
Just today I finished the back side up to where the raglan starts for the sleeves.....and I am going to have to read the instructions a couple more hundred times before beginning the decs. :oo:
You just may see more posts from me asking - no begging for help.

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments.

10-20-2009, 01:03 PM
WOW. I am so thoroughly impressed. I am soo intimidated to do a huge project like that, sooo many opportunities to screw up! I think I would never finish. Power to you! I can't wait to see the FO.

10-20-2009, 03:22 PM
What mistake? I don't see one. That's absolutely stunning!

10-20-2009, 06:05 PM
WOW! That is terrific work! You should have seen the ugly ol thing I made for a first sweater....

11-01-2009, 05:47 PM
Well, here it is - the finished back side of this aran sweater.
Despite the aches and pains I felt from the flu shot I recently received, I managed to finish....with more errors/personal touches. In total there are 4 well-hidden personal touches. I am already knitting the 2x2 ribbing for the bottom of the front.

11-02-2009, 07:53 PM
OMG It's gorgeous!