Update to Knit Swirl sweater

Finally finished my knit swirl sweater last week. It was not as easy as it looked and I’m not sure I will attempt another one very soon. Maybe when I have lots of time and extra yarn.

I think one of my problems is that I have a hard time following a pattern exactly. If you are the same, I would be wary. If you always follow directions , like I wish I could, you’ll do very well and I’d recommend trying this.

For this sweater, there was supposed to be a lace pattern. I decided not to do the lace pattern and only did the lace on the edges. I thought it fit the personality of the person I made it for. The sweater in a size one fit my sister who is a size 4 and my mom who is a size 12. They are both 5′. I edited the pattern and did not knit 10 welts because the sweater would have been way too long. Again, not sure if I recommend doing this. Follow the pattern. If you’d like more info on how I shortened it please feel free to ask in the comments.

I had a difficult time figuring out the “one seam” that connected the collar to the body.

I suggest pinning the collar to the body first and trying it on. The collar and the body do not line up perfectly, or at least they didn’t when I tried to line them. Thus, I made some rouching to the sleeves evenly on both sides to give it some flair.

I think this sweater would be great for pregnancy or someone very skinny.

It drapes well but looks a little bulky. Maybe it is the pattern I chose “silhouette in the sun”. This is a birthday gift and it looks wonderful on the girl I’m giving it to because she’s very petite. But on me… Not my style, I guess
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