Thursday, November 2, 2017

Finished Knitting My First Sweater!


Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. I have exciting news to share today... I am now finished knitting the sweater! I am so excited to be done and happy with how it turned out. I finished weaving in the ends today and then it was done. It was so amazing to be holding a sweater in front of me with nothing else to do to finish it. I started knitting the sweater last year in December and first started with the back piece, then front, then sleeves, then blocked the pieces, then sewed the shoulders and sleeves and sides together, then knit the neck edging, weaved in the ends, and here we are! all finished now. Below are some photos taken today wearing the finished sweater. Thanks to my boyfriend for taking the photos!









Sweater details:
Pattern: 3timesChic found on Knitty.com
Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun - clouds
Needles: #10/6mm needles (for front and back pieces), #8/5 mm circular needles (for sleeves and neck edging)
Size: Large
Duration of project: December 2016-November 2017
Pieces knitted: 4
Skeins used: 5 1/4 (required 6 for large)
Ravelry notes: click here

 I really liked the 3timesChic sweater pattern. I found it on Knitty.com and it was good for me as a beginner at knitting sweaters. The instructions were easy to follow, and I think that knitting piece by piece worked well for me and I did not get overwhelmed. It is also good because as much as I like knitting in the round, the whole pattern required flat knitting which is easier for beginner knitters, so it makes it a perfect first sweater project.

If you would like to see more posts about the sweater and the process of knitting the sweater, please click here. The blog posts are not in order when you click the link, so you may need to click "older posts" at the bottom to see more if you would like to read them all.

Photos of sweater pieces in order of completion:

First I finished the back piece

Then the front piece

Then the two sleeve pieces

All the pieces finished and ready for blocking

I blocked the front and back pieces, the sleeves were already the right size so I did not block them
Sewing the pieces together
Knitting the neck edging
Thank you for visiting my blog today and seeing my first knitted sweater project. I am looking forward to knitting more sweaters! I want to try to knit a sweater top down with minimal sewing of the seams in the future. If you would like to keep updated on when I post, please follow me on Bloglovin', Google Followers, or you can subscribe by email at the top right of the blog.

Have a great day!

15 comments:

  1. Wow! No wonder you are excited it looks great on you. Good job, well done. CN xx

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  2. That is just gorgeous! Doesn't look like a first sweater at all.
    I am so impressed by the perfect fit. You look darling in it!

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  3. Ahhh, congratulations!
    It looks great! Just perfect! Love the photos!
    You've put so much work into it; it was fun to see your progress.

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    1. Thank you Olga! glad you liked the photos, they were lots of fun to take and my bf did a good job :) thank you for coming along with me while I worked on the sweater, I appreciate the support!

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  4. It looks just fabulous! Congratulations on finishing it and wear it in good health.

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    1. Thank you Bridget! Thanks for visiting :)

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  5. Bravo !!!!!!!!!
    Ready for the next one ? ;)
    Have a nice and cozy weekend !
    Anna

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    1. Thank you Anna! yes I am ready! I just need to figure out what the next pattern will be! Hope you have a cozy and enjoyable weekend too!

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  6. stunning! I think you are ready to cast on another since the first one went so well :)

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    1. Thank you Karen! yeah I think I would be ready, I need to find the next pattern. I can't wait!

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  7. The sweater looks great and fits perfectly, have a great weekend. :) x

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    1. Thank you Linda! I hope that you have a great weekend too!

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  8. Congrats! It looks great! I crochet so I know the feeling of finally finishing a big project! I hope you enjoy it for years to come. :)

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  9. Well done Lisa! It turned out beautifully. You look amazing in it. Enjoy!

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Lisa

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