Yes I just said “finished a sweater”! I finished my first sweater!!! Yippee!!!
My Mom and Dad bought me the “My First Sweater” Craftsy class for Christmas, as well as the yarn to make it. I have to say the instruction of Amy Ross (the teacher of the class) was excellent, and the format of the class was very easy to navigate through. By the end of the third lesson I was going off on my own and figuring out what the next steps meant without having to consult the class. That’s how good it was!
Here are some more details about the makeup of the cardigan if you’re wondering:
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn in Fisherman. Fiber content: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool.
Buttons: Vintage J.C. Penney’s shell buttons as well as a matching button from my stash.
Pattern: My First Sweater Class Pattern, Cardigan version.
Any Alterations to the Pattern? Yes, I actually shortened the waist of the cardigan since the original had the ribbing sitting at your hips and I prefer my cardigans to be closer to waist length. I also shortened the collar length to more around 5 inches as opposed to the original 8 the pattern called for.
Hours to complete: Oh my, well it took me a month to complete, but that was with several sick days (knitting in bed all day long) and non knitting days mixed in.
Make Again? Yep! If I ever want a quick and simple sweater pattern I’ll definitely be using this one. As far as future makes go, I’m looking forward to trying my hand at some vintage patterns!
First Worn: The hour it was finished.
Wear Again? YOU BETCHA! This sweater is definitely going to be on the regular rotation in my wardrobe.
I still can’t believe I’ve actually accomplished something that’s been on my list of “must do before I die”* accomplishments ever since I found out you could knit yourself a sweater. I’m so grateful to all of the lovely vintage bloggers out there who inspired me to try my hand at knitting for myself, and to my Mom and Dad for giving me the class and the yarn that I needed.