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.


Kim said...

I am making the same sweater! Actually I'm making two because the first one is too small - similar problem - a tiny bit off on the gauge and the arm hole got super tight. I'm going to have to unravel it. The second one - correct gauge - I'm making with one of their grey heathers. I'm on the last sleeve now - don't worry, the only hard part is figuring out to start the sleeve and then it goes quickly. Good luck!

Jill said...

ha! can't believe you are making this one too! so glad for your advice on it, kim. i still haven't started the sleeves, i'm worried the arm holes will be too tight, they look small to me,even with the correct gauge. i will soldier on with it soon with my fingers crossed. maybe you are wearing your's by now...hope it looks great!