Thursday, November 3, 2011
I've been knitting this sweater from Quince & Co. The pattern (although simple) was initially a bit out of my comfort zone, meaning I had to learn a few new things about knitting as I went along. One thing I learned the hard way. When a pattern says use a size 11 needle, don't try to get away with using a 10.5. I was knitting along, thinking I could get away with it, only to find once I got to the sleeve separation that the gauge was wrong, the sweater was too small, and I would need to start over, and invest in the proper size needles! But now, it's coming along after that minor mishap! I've got the bottom edge to finish and then the sleeves. I'll admit, I'm a little nervous about the sleeves, again a bit out of my comfort zone. But I'm hoping when all is said and done, I will have a nice cozy sweater to wear this winter.