It's pity that the weather is too hot to wear this toasty sweater but, I must say this piece would be my best friend next 3-4 months. As most of you already know I find such a big pleasure working with old patterns and this project certainly did not disappoint me. It was an easy and smooth knit but as usual my armhole is a bit tight. Pretty interesting that .. I often face the tight armhole issue even if I have pretty skinny arms. Would it be yarn? the way I am knitting? Or, something with my arm alignment? Not exactly sure, but if you suspect anything please let me know. That would be super helpful for my next sweater knitting. (BTW, I already started one!)
Anyway, other than the little tightness around armholes (which I could take as it is.) it is quite nice and I love this cozy color way. Realizing tiny bit low in this brown/black/grey-ish multi-colored yarn (Ouch!) I added a similar solid color. Came out not too bad, right?
Again, this is not a perfect piece yet I am glad I finished it just in time for autumn. Seems like my confidence is growing little by little as I finish sweaters one by one. I know many of you are sock-holics but I must say, I love knitting sweaters and pullovers. Don't get me wrong, I love to wear knitted socks (so~ much!) but I love to knit something I can keep touching and showing off. Also, ideally, not requires laundry much. ;)
Hope you guys have a wonderful season. Have fun with your stitching and keep me posted with what you've got going! Any sweater recommendation that would make me anxious to start right away? You should tell me!
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September 23, 2019
Love it! Here are a few suggestions for the armhole issue:
If you’re knitting your sleeves in the round from the top down, go up a needle size. I knit tighter in the round, than flat. Knowing this, I plan for the change on every sleeve. Also, if I’m using square needles on the body. I switch to round for the sleeve.
Cast on/off more or fewer stitches for the sleeve/armesye than directed for your size. Make the upper arm width bigger. You’ll know your gauge, so be sure you’ve left enough stitches on the needle and made the corresponding armhole wide enough.
I always make the upper torso longer for my own sweaters because I know my shoulders are broad and take up more space in a raglan pattern than is typically alotted for women’s sizes. Set-in sleeves are a better choice for me, but sometimes I can’t resist.
Hope this helps!