Wednesday, July 08, 2020

FO: the Weekender Sweater

Long time no see, dear readers!
A year ago I started the process of updating you on my knitting adventures, and then I seemed to have fallen off the internet. It's been so long that Blogger looks different, and I had trouble logging in! In fact, I don't even live in that house anymore, nor use that phone! Ha.

I feel it's better to be late than not here at all, so let's take a look at the Weekender sweater that I finished in March 2019.

Since I didn't bother to make a WIP post, here's a quick tour of the process:

I used a tubular cast-on/off, because it's stretchy and clean looking. I highly recommend doing this for any neckline and hem to give it a professional finish.

Project Notes

The Weekender, by Andrea Mowry  Needles:
US 7 - 4.5 mm & US 8 - 5.0 mm

Yarn Bee Chloe  4.3 skeins = 1161.0 yards (1061.6 meters), 430 grams

20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches  in US 8

I casted on for a size L instead of a M since I used US 6 needles and thinner yarn
CO 117sts with US 6. 1x2 rib for 2.5.'' Switch to US 8 needles for the body.
Days 1-2: tubular cast-on and completed bottom hem ribbing.
Days 3-13: body of sweater to 16.5’’.
Days 14-16: divided and knit the front bust section for 5.5’’, plus 1 row. Inserted a lifeline.
Day 17: worked W&T section and ribbing (US 6) for the front.
Days 18-19: worked on the back bust section for 5.5’’, plus 1 row.
Day 20: worked W&T section, and ribbing (US 6) for the front.
Day 21: finished ribbing, 3-needle BO, started sleeve #1
>>>Sleeve note: knit for 5.5’’ straight before starting the decreases. You will only get 9 total decreases. Knit 7 rows straight between decreases. After 9th decrease, the sleeve is 14.75’’ long.
Days 22-23: worked on sleeve #1
Day 24: worked sleeve 2’s ribbing and started sleeve #2.
Days 25-26: worked on sleeve #2.
Day 27: finished sleeve #2

I would definitely make this again, but in another type of yarn, such as something similar to Cascade 220.

1 comment:

Ashley Goodwins said...

Can I ask how you did the neck line, I am a bit confused about what to do?!?!??