All photos in this post were taken by my 11yo. We had fun.
I actually finished this sweater way back in May, which was not sweater-wearing weather, so it sat in a bag behind my knitting chair until this past weekend, when I soaked and blocked it. We are moving into sweater weather now, and I’m glad to have a brand-new sweater ready to go (especially since the rest of my wool sweaters are in my mother’s cedar hope chest and there’s stuff on the lid and it is just such a process to get at them).
I’m reaching way back to remember what I did here, because I didn’t write it down at the time. The yarn is Dream in Color Classy, which is a worsted, so I am pretty sure I used size US 7 needles. The color is Emerald Darkness, I have no idea how many skeins I used, and I changed the neckline to a regular crew neck instead of a turtleneck. Oh! And this is the link to the pattern.
The sweater grew quite a bit when I soaked it, especially in the arms, so I threw it in the dryer until it was mostly dry and let it finish drying flat, and then it remembered what it was supposed to look like. I was remarkably sanguine about the growing, probably because I finished this so long ago I wasn’t feeling that oh-my-gosh-I-just-spent-a-gazillion-months-knitting-this-thing attachment to the outcome.
I think I’ll get a lot of use out of this sweater.