Saturday, October 20

Finished: Bluebell Boatneck sweater

I actually finished almost a month ago, but I was just able to take photos a few days ago after work.

Bluebell Boatneck Sweater

(It was a little windy!)

Cascade 220 Tweed, color #7611. I used 5 and a little bit skeins.
The pattern is from Fitted Knits.
Started: July 3, 2007
Finished: September 26, 2007

I am very happy with the finished sweater, but it could be a size smaller. I always (always) overestimate the size I need. Since I am aware of the problem, I try to convince myself to make a smaller size when I begin, but end up talking my way into the bigger one. Oh well; it's definitely wearable, and there is enough room to wear a long sleeve t-shirt underneath when it's really cold here.

Bluebell Boatneck Sweater

The only change I made was to sew up the corners of the neckline about an inch all around. The "boat" in the boatneck was a little too large for my tastes.

Bluebell Boatneck Sweater


Karen in MN said...

The boatneck sweater is beautiful, and the color is wonderful for you. I think I tend to over-estimate my size as well, as I don't like my clothing snug. I hace only knit one top for myself so far, it is a tank I am not happy with, and it is toooo big. I have a pattern and yarn (also Cascade 220 Tweed) for a cardigan for myself and was talked into a smaller size than I had intended to make at the LYS. Three people told me I didn't need the XL size, so I am going to go with the large.
Anyway, YOUR sweater is beautiful, and you could easily slip a turtleneck under there if you are so inclined as well, and I think it would compliment the boatneck.

AJ said...

Looks great!

Adrienne said...

This is beautiful! I still want to do this one!!