Well, here is the finished 1930's 3 hour sweater. I am not super pleased with it to be honest, I needed to have made it larger, the raglan seam is still too tight. Plus with the size 10 needles the resulting fabric is just so sheer! You can very clearly see I am wearing an ivory camisole underneath, since sadly I don't have dark mustard yellow one that would have blended in better. I still love the color of the yarn, and the overall style of the sweater, but there are things I would do differently if I were to ever knit this pattern again. In the end I knitted this sweater twice, once before I knew how awful seaming was going to be without knit stitches on the edges, and then I frogged the whole thing and re-knit the front and back taking better care with how I did the decreases and adding a knit stitch to the edges. I also knit the sleeves several times before I got something I could work with, and even still they are a bit too small. I found this pattern too vague for a beginner like me, I needed to have everything spelled out for me instead of having to guess. It also isn't the best pattern for a busty shape like mine in the end.
Still, I learned soooo much from making this sweater that I can apply to future projects, and I am very excited for future projects! Most of all I learned I quite like knitting, which is a good thing because finding vintage styled sweaters is no easy task. I have already started my next knitting project, I promise I'll write about that project soon.
Since I wasn't thrilled with the way the sweater looks on me, I tried to balance that feeling out by wearing my favorite fall berries hat again. Frivolous hats are always a nice mood lifter! I don't think you can particularly tell in these photos, but I dyed my hair again so it is nice and dark now again. I hadn't done it in so long that my hair was practically ombre with my ends being so faded. Now I'm back to my darker shade and am loving the subtle change.
|Sweater: Knit by me (pattern, yarn)|
Skirt: Made by me
Hat: Made by me
Brooch: Vintage, gift
Earrings: Made by me