This sweater will truly be my first original design. I could not find a pattern and so just began taking measurements and making a gauge swatch. I’m not aiming for perfect, but do want it to be easily adjusted for a lot of sizes.
Back during the beginning of the Covid adventure, I bought myself a bit of beautiful merino wool and saved it until I knew what to make with it. After making several sweaters with other yarns, I realized I did not have enough for a sweater. So the yarn continued to sit.
Then a friend of mine asked if I wanted some yarn and other craft things she found cleaning out her house. I was very excited to receive this package. Especially when I found this beautiful brick mixed wool! After that, the sweater began to take shape in my mind.
At many points through the process I have doubted aspects of the design. It wasn’t what I had imagined, but sometimes that’s part of the journey. So I kept plugging along in the hopes it would all turn out.
The wool is delicious to knit with. I took very detailed notes through the whole process. Once it was done and set for blocking, I rewrote the entire pattern with all the adjustments I wanted to make for the next one. Sadly, I’m not happy with the finished result and am steeling myself for frogging. I have also never frogged an entire sweater before.
So here’s to new adventures and the lessons we learn along the way.