7 Knit For Me

Hiya! You saw ten days ago in this post the hardcore blocking my Big Woods Flax was going through. Fellow knitters and I know that wet blocking an FO is like a caterpillar going through metamorphosis. This is how we do it!

Before

Look at the length of my sweater here. See how it looks kind of scrunched up and tight?

After

See how relaxed my garment is now. I loves it!

The sleeves are longer and now the length is down to my bum. When I had worn it at STITCHES West, the back, split hem was up to my hips.

My jumper has more negative ease. My gauge is 4 stitches per inch; the pattern’s is five per. I don’t regret that I had gone up to a US 9 (5.5mm) instead of using a US 8 because I love the feel of this garment on me. I also love the feel of Barrett Wool Co’s Home Worsted; it is super soft; you must put this yarn on your to-try list. The neckline is comfortable and is almost like the boat neck style. I don’t like a snug crew neck as I have a short neck and that style usually makes me feel like I’m being choked which is why I usually stretch out the neck of my crew neck tees.

Here’s a last shot. The teenager was my photographer yesterday. We took pictures in our backyard (the weeds are hidden, LOL). I’m delighted I finally have a photo shoot of this wardrobe piece. Now off to prep Harry’s post. Thanks for checkin’ in again. TTYS.

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  1. Reanna says:

    Looks great! I love the color, too! I haven’t made an adult sized sweater, yet, only a baby cardigan so far. I have the yarn and pattern (Yakushima) and buttons (and, and, and..)picked out for a cardigan for myself, but haven’t gotten myself mentally prepared yet for the swatch. If I do the swatch I think I’ll be fine, though.

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    1. Stefanie says:

      Thank you. I’m really proud of this FO. I’m really glad I used a US 9 as it has the right amount of ease and can almost be like an oversized jumper; the US 8 had given me a gauge of 4.something. Yakushima looks like a nice pattern. I personally find for garment knitting, a swatch is essential. I do feel though that the end product goes through a more vigorous blocking than a swatch did. I wish there were mini wires for swatches.

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  2. Stefanie it is beautiful! It looked great before, but the wonders of blocking have made it look totally professional. Congrats!

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    1. Stefanie says:

      Mahalo nui loa, Kat. I’m glad I went the extra mile for it.

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  3. Blocking is magic! Your sweater is gorgeous and is fantastic on you! I love the color. All around win!

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    1. Stefanie says:

      Thanks, Karen. I’m glad I chose color and something other than black.

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  4. Oh, wow! I love it, you look gorgeous in your new blocked sweater and the fit is just perfect! Congrats and enjoy your great work!

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  5. I don’t know much about knitting but I know I love how this looks. That’s a beautiful shade of green and I like the shape of the neckline. I’m not a fan of high necklines either.

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    1. Stefanie says:

      Kamsa hamnida! I feel like it’s such an accomplishment to have knitted an actual sweater and to have finished it.

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      1. It is an accomplishment!! 😀

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  6. Stef, it’s glorious! And it’s so cool to see the before and after shots! It suits you so well — the color, fit, everything!

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    1. Stefanie says:

      Aw, thank you very much, Katherine. I love it so and am happy to get wonderful reactions from all of you.

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  7. Marsha Noce says:

    What a difference blocking has made. It really made that sweater blossom.

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  8. You are so darn cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love your hair. I now have a less thick hair version, of your pixie! And I love it!!!!

    You daughter is a great photographer!

    In reply to your questions:

    “I haven’t heard of that show.” “The Returned” is on Netflix.

    “Are you French-Canadian?” Nope, I’m on the other side of our Beautiful Country of the USA. 🙂

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  9. Rain Frances says:

    Well done Stefanie!!! The sweater is really nice, you must be so proud 🙂 I LOVE what you’re wearing, you look beautiful! 🙂

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  10. MrsMcD918 says:

    Gorgeous!! I loved it when you posted the Stitches pictures, but what an awesome difference blocking made! Fantastic sweater!

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    1. Stefanie says:

      Thank you very much. I’m all about doing it right with my knitting and sewing to have those little, professional finishes.

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  11. Gracey says:

    It looks fabulous! I love the green!

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  12. A perfect fit! Seriously! So perfect all around. Definitely your color. Love it BIG TIME!!!

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    1. Stefanie says:

      Thank you very much 🙃.

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  13. I really love the color and t looks wonderful on you.

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  14. The color of that sweater is amazing and it looks gorgeous on you! I do like the looser fit both visually and as a wearer. My proportions are a little weird and if I wear tops that are on the shorter end I look like all leg with a little bitty top half and it’s just not good. I like tops that at least hit the top of my front pockets.

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  15. Wow what a difference that made! It looks sooo much more comfy and relaxed now. I love it on you too!!! Gorgeous Stef!!!

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  16. Renee Anne says:

    The real questions: are you happy with the sleeve length and the asset coverage?

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  17. A brilliant finish. So lovely. Great great job Stef. Great photos too. There is such an art to both!. Love your hair

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    1. Stefanie says:

      OMGoodness! Thank you very much for all of your sunshine, Kathy.

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