My very first sweater is nearing completion. This is a test knit for Laura Aylor. Even though I’ve never done a sweater before, I’m finding it easy and relaxing. I’m using size 7 needles so it goes quickly and isn’t too stressful on my hands. The more socks I knit, the more I find those tiny needles cause my hands to cramp.
The yarn is Miss Babs Heartland Worsted and it could be one of my favorite yarns that I’ve used. It’s springy and soft, is tightly wound enough and isn’t splitty at all.
I wanted to get at least one sleeve done so I could see where the waist needs to be and how long to make the sweater. Sometimes adding the sleeves seems to hike the sweater up a bit and raise the waistline.
In fact I like this design so much, I’m going to make another one! I’ll post a picture of the finished sweater soon . . hopefullyl this week, and I’ll post when the pattern is available.