Here’s the sweater that I’ve been working on for the last month. I am super happy with it!
Ravelry page here.
Pattern: Grown Up Girl by Joji Locatelli
Yarn: fingering weight wool ( I think the Pura Lana Testa) held double from Lanas Naturales in Buenos Aires. A little more than 400 grams.
Start Date: March 15, 2013
Finish Date: April 11, 2013
Notes: The only real modification was to omit the ties. I was very torn about wanting it to belt or not, but I decided to just go with a single button. I added a few extra rows of short rows on the collar to make it a tiny bit wider. My upper sleeves are a little tight, and I wouldn’t mind a tiny bit more ease. I didn’t realize for awhile that it is a bit of a drop shoulder, so I had initially made the sleeves too long and had to rip back a bit.
When I was knitting it, it looked a little small. The reverse stockinette sections ended mid bust and I wasn’t sure about it. But it definitely loosened up a bit with blocking. They are still higher than empire waist, but it works better now. One thing that I would do differently, would be to make my gathers a little neater. Those stitches are super big right now, and they would look better if I snugged them up more while I was doing the decreases.
The lace and bobble section on the back and pockets was the most fun. I get a little bored with too much stockinette.
This was souvenir yarn that I brought back from Buenos Aires a few years ago. I was happy that I got to use it on a Joji pattern since she lives in B.A.
I think this will get a lot of use!
BTW, I am so close to finished with my quilt. I am now hand sewing the binding down to the back. And then I have to make my quilt label…