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« on: December 03, 2013 12:14:32 PM »

My husband and I went shopping on the second of November, I needed more sweaters. However, we turned up empty-handed, what the shops had to offer just wasn't working for me  Undecided What's a girl to do but knit her own sweater? So I bought a bunch of yarn, looked for a pattern and started knitting Teresa Gregorio's Corona sweater. I made a couple of changes such as knitting a different cable panel, making full length sleeves and using two colours.

I knit an entire month before finishing the sweater today. Unfortunately, despite knitting a swatch to measure my gauge, the sweater ended up to be too big. It's a bit baggy around the arms (which would be a quick fix) but also in the back. No harm done though: it will go on to become a Christmas present for a friend whose clothing generally runs one or two sizes up from mine, I think it should fit her perfectly!

This truly upped the ante for me: up till now, I've knitted hats and cozies, and one pair of mittens, but nothing quite on this scale! I picked up new skills like knitting cables, intarsia knitting and grafting stitches together. It's been a big undertaking, and it feels like a huge accomplishment, I'm proud of this sweater, even if it's too big! I'm going to buy two shades of green next and knit the pattern one size smaller with modifications I found to make it a hoodless sweater. Yeah, knitting is knocking crochet of its pedestal as my favorite craft!

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013 05:05:52 AM »

You really did an amazing job here. Congrats on finishing such a huge undertaking! I think your friend will love it!

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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2013 07:04:17 AM »

I've been wanting to try that pattern, and you did a lovely job.  My gauge is always off, so I understand how frustrating that can be after all that time spent.

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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013 07:32:41 AM »

I like this a lot, you did a great job on it.
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2013 01:16:45 PM »

Great sweater! Lovely colour choice, too.

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