Comforting as a bowl of tomato soup.....
I believe that is how the pattern is prefaced in NSFY. I don't quite get that line, but nor would I have thought to have named a sweater Tomato.
I got my husband to take a couple of quick pictures this a.m. of my Tomato. He was taking a business call while snapping these photos. They are not great, but I always say that about any photo I am in. I'm just not the photogenic type. I am going to post both because I am not sure which one looks best.
So I guess I will give you the details and modifications that I made to the pattern.
Yarn: KP Shine Worsted; Black and Sea Mist (a dovish gray)
I love Shine. It has a nice hand and really drapes well; however, I was disappointed in the quality this time. There were several places in the yarn that looked frayed; hence, some splicing took place. I am complaining because this is the second time KP yarn has somewhat disappointed me, but on the other hand, I also will say it is inexpensive yarn. I spent approximately $23.00 on this sweater, so while I may be a bit miffed, I really have no room to complain, if you know what I mean. Will I use KP again? Probably, but more and more, I am leaning more toward a little higher end yarn. It is true sometimes that you get what you pay for.
Needle size: 7 Boye circulars (Needlemaster set)
Modifications (Edited to add #4 modification):
1. I made the bottom and sleeve ribbing as long as the neck ribbing. I am a matchy-matchy type of gal like that.
2. I didn't like the look or see the need to knit two rows of stockinette after the bottom ribbing and sleeves. I am not sure if it called for that on the neckline. It just looks bad in the picture shown in the book to me. I like a finished looking edge, and the stockinette edge just curled up. Ugg....that is what I try to avoid.
3. I added about 1-1/5" to the total length and about 1" to the sleeve length.
4. In lieu of knitting the sleeves in the round, I knitted them flat to avoid the difference in stitching between flat and in the round knitting.
That is all the modifications.
None really, but the transition from knitting flat to in the round creates an obvious difference in stitching. Maybe no one else had this occur. If that is the case, well I guess it is just me.
Would I knit this sweater again? Yes, and I would like to knit it in a solid color, but due to the above minor complaint, I am not so sure it would look so hot.
That is it! I am ready to start my next knitting project next week.
Hope everyone enjoys it!
Take care and God Bless!