Sunday, September 6, 2015
More Knitting, 1930's 3 Hour Sweater Progress
Well, I have been a bit MIA this weekend for several reasons, a wedding, work, and being preoccupied with knitting! Sorry about that, but here are some progress shots! I am almost done knitting the back of the 1930's 3 Hour Sweater (pattern here). Am I totally pleased with it so far? Well no, because some areas are uneven and some stitches came out weird somehow. Am I also totally proud of my sad little sweater back? Hell yeah! This is my first sweater ever and second ever knitting project, it was never going to be totally perfect. I can feel myself learning as I go and I have hopes that the front (which I will start on later tonight) will look even better than the back after all of this practice!
I am using Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn from a company called Knit Picks and it is really nice to work with. I chose a color called Wheat which is a nice dark mustard-ish yellow/brown/tan. I think it will be a very good fall color for my closet! I have already fallen for several more knitting patterns, and several colors of yarn, so I am already planning my next few projects! A new crafting obsession is born!
Yes this really is the back of the sweater, the sides are curling under so you can't see it's full width. Even so, it does seem pretty small (and I am a bit off on gauge). It is also really stretchy, so I think I will be able to get away with this time, next time I will be more careful about gauge! Because I am so new to knitting, and am teaching myself through the magic of google and YouTube, I am still struggling with some lingering questions when it comes to reading the pattern. Such as, when decreasing is it the same for knit stitches as it is where there are supposed to be purls (for the ribbing sections)? And, why are there so many types of decreases and bind offs? Which one do I use where! You know...that kinda thing. So if any of you knitters want to answer those questions, or have made this sweater...let me know!
Anyways, I hope you all are having a great Labor day weekend. I am going to spend the night knitting again, though there are of course more sewing projects on the horizon for later this week! If there is one serious constant in my life it is the urge to create, I can't help it!