FO — Thermal, my first sweater

My very fist sweater is complete! All in all, I liked the pattern, and i think it was a great sweater to start with, but now it’s starting to get warm and I want to knit something I can wear. Also, it ended up being a little on the small side which was a good learning experience.

Thermal (pattern) (ravelry) by Laura Chau
Recipient: Myself
Occasion: My first sweater!
Completed: April 3, 2008

Yarn: 6.75 skeins of Sandes Garn Sisu in red
Needles: US 2.5 and 3
Other info: I tried to make things a little longer than the pattern, because I was doing it in a smaller size. I wanted a more fitted sweater. Unfortunately I didn’t make it quite long enough. Ah well, that’s what I get for not swatching ^_^

4 thoughts on “FO — Thermal, my first sweater”

  1. Great job on your first sweater!

    Making it longer is a *very* easy fix!

    Essentially – you’ll be picking up the stitch that are between the ribbing – and the start of the pattern. This is the best place to pick up the stitches – because the pattern will be offset by 1/2 – and the ribbing will hid that.

    There’s a wee bit of magic as you pull out the ribbing – but once that’s done – you’ll just be knitting from the top down – of however much ribbing you need to make it long enough.

  2. I’m SO glad you finished the other sleeve! Yay! & I love the action shot of it as a sleeveless. I can’t wait to see it on. 🙂


  3. Fantastic sweater! (I actually really like it as a tank, too.) And thanks for the way-back comment on my blog — I’m just getting around to thanking everyone now! But back to your sweater — sometimes you have to make something for yourself. I’m so glad that you did!

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