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