Monday, July 1, 2013

Travelling sweater – done



I finished the Travelling Sweater. The actual finishing took a remarkably long time. There was blocking and sewing and panicking and more blocking. After I sewed it together the back stuck out along the seam, like a ducks tail. It was a bit frightening. It got sorted out with the second blocking, but for a bit I was convinced that I had spent the better part of a month making a cardigan that was going to look awful.

But now it’s blocked and finished I love it. I think I’ll get a lot of wear out of it; I wore it yesterday with jeans, and today I wore it to work and its so comfortable and snugly and deliciously warm and woolly.


I only made two minor changes to the pattern. I’ve put a press stud on it, because I like being able to wear this jumper done up, I think it looks a bit smarter, like a blazer. I also like the way it drapes when open, although I have found that that can leave with a cold tummy.


I also made longer sleeves with thumbholes. Some of my sports jumpers have these and I love, love, love it. I’m going to be putting these on all my jumpers, from now on.

While I debated changing the back to give an invisible seam, in the end I followed the pattern and love the way the iCorded seam looks. All in all, while not a quick knit, a very satisfying one.

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