Last night I tried the sweater on again after it was all finished and I love how it fits. Once I block it and lose 30 pounds, I’ll model it for you! 🙂 Not really about the 30 pounds, though I do need to do that.
Most of my pull over type sweaters are ones that I wear over a shirt because I get hot and can take the sweater off. I made the knitted sweater about that same length but I’m not going to wear a shirt under it. When I raise my arms high, a little midriff could show and that’s definitely not something anyone wants to see!
As soon as I got up this morning, I grabbed the sweater and told Vince I was going to make it longer. He said “Can you do that?” Sure can! And I did. It’s now 2″ longer.
This shows the color a little better . . it’s probably actually somewhere between the two colors, but the photo below shows the detail better. I hope I never move again because I think each house we have has worse lighting than the previous house, which means my next house might not even have lights! 🙂
This shows the sleeve detail.
I told Vince I’m going to the grocery store tomorrow if the roads are ok. He said “what do we need?” and I said . . nothing! I just want to wear my sweater somewhere.
Vickie VanDyken says
I get that …going to wear the sweater!! I also really get making it 2″ longer. I am tall and I often just buy guy shirts because girls might cover, barely, my stomach. Not a pretty picture is right. I am anxious to knit a looooong sweater . Love Duluth trading xtra long shirts!!
Linda in NE says
Is it just me or are shirts and pants being made shorter again? I’m 5’8″ and everything but “talls” seems to short for me….then the crotch seam on pants are to long. Sleeves on the too short sweatshirts are plenty long too….the clothing makers must think we’re all walking around with our knuckles dragging on the ground.
Well, that makes sense – both the lengthening, an the going to the store. =) I liked the previous pictures, but I think a couple inches longer is good, too. How much fun is it to wear a sweater you knitted yourself? I’ll never know, but I experience it vicariously through you. =)
Love the sweater and the color of the yarn Judy, and like you I prefer them long.
Judy S says
Nice work! It’s beautiful!
Love the purple of your sweater – I have been wearing the sweaters baggy this winter as I do need to lose quite a few pounds!
It’s a beauty! The extra length really makes it prettier. I love tunic length sweaters and have made my 2nd sweater longer, too.
I like the extra length, covers my tummy.. Love shirts that are just a bit longer..the short ones do nothing for me and I will not buy them. Who needs to see my personal jelly roll!
Love this sweater!
I love your new sweater, your knitting is beautiful. I like my sweaters longer too, it’s cute how Vince didn’t think you could make it longer. I would want to go show it off too.
Must be my brain or something, but did you add on to the bottom? Stretch it? This is driving me crazy!!
I took out the binding stitches and knitted an additional 2″ onto the bottom.
Sheryl Till says
Be sure to let me know when the pattern can be bought. I love it and love that yarn too.
Mel Meister says
You did a terrific job on that sweater!
Judy, that’s one beautiful sweater! I’m SO impressed. I’d want to wear it somewhere too!