Of course, the best way to celebrate the hottest day of the year so far (we might reach 100 degrees here in Boston today) is to finish a wool sweater! Well, alpaca and silk :). Here is the debut of my first sweater, the Hourglass sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. I used Knit Picks Andean Silk in Lettuce and size 7 needles. Overall, I am happy with it and can’t be too mad with the fact that its too big. I have large boobs and usually overestimate my size. I think that the second size would have been perfect (but I sort of did an inbetween 2nd and 3rd size)!
The final measurements are: 19.5 inches across bottom, 17 inches waist, 39 inch chest circumference, 24 inches from bottom edge to neckline, 20.5 inches from wrist to underarm.
I also made a few other modifications including an additional inch on the length of the waist area to accomodate the fact that I hate things that are too short. Lesson, should have left as is, it was a bit too long. I also added an extra inch to each sleeve. Lesson, thank god I did! I have long arms and the changes I made came out pefect! Also, what’s with this sweater showing bra lines on everyone!? Mine came out fine… On wait, no, thats because I have those huge broad swimmer shoulders and have no need to worry about that!
Okay, okay, I know you want to see it on! Well, its not a good picture, but okay. Here is me being totally psycho and putting on a heavy sweater and jeans while its 94 degrees out (look what I do for knitting and my readers… its all about the sacrifices!) Mind you, the odd look on my face is due to the fact that I am about to pass out :)