10/12/08

Verena V-Neck Sweater


I’m happy to have completed this sweater and it fits perfect. I was ectastic about the striping once I completed the back because there wasn't any pooling, but as I neared the front top part, I ended up with large blocks of stripes. Pattern Description: Strawberry Pullover V-neck Sweater knitted in rev st st.

Pattern Sizing: Medium (36") - XX Large (48") / Modified Size Small (34")

Did it look like the photo in the Magazine: As for the style design, it looks like the photo.

Were the instructions easy to follow: The instructions were straight forward.

Yarn Used: Needful Yarns Filtes King Kelly / Color: Grey/Beige/Sage

Needles: Size 8 (5mm) Circular

Start/Finish: Oct. 1 - Oct. 12, 2008

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I opted for a variegated yarn. I had to modify the cast-on stitches, although I swatched. The pattern called for casting-on 96, but once I measured the width, it was too wide and then played with the cast-on stitches until I settled on casting-on 86.

To ensure some form of waisting shaping I did additional decreases (10 sts). For the neckline, I crocheted 2 rows of single crochet, but noticed after the fact that the crochet stitches caused some of the stripes to become inverted Vs just below the neckline :/

Also, I modified the sleeves by casting-on 43 sts, instead of 53 and lengthen them and glad that I did so, the sleeves fit perfect. Lastly, in the end I settled for the knit side of the garment after taking a long look at the final project and decided that variegated yarn and rev st st do not mix well...lol I have a few wonky stitches, but satisfied with the outcome.


Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others: I'm already thinking of doing another one in a solid color and long sleeves. This was a fun knit. Other than changing the yarn and making it a tri-color sweater. The sweater is simple and comfortable.

18 comments:

Virtuous said...

Like how you take your PR and use it for knitting.
Giggle @ would you "sew" it again! ;op

It looks great!!

And you didn't venture to far from the pattern. SHOCK!! Glad to hear that it is pretty straight forward as I haven't really looked at the patterns but just keep buying the mag for the pictures/stash! Haha! The fall one is out if you haven't picked it up yet!!

Can't wait to see what you pick for your next knitting project!

Mary Sarah said...

It's fantastic! I love the pattern the varigated yarn created. You're a pro!

Harlem Purl said...

Very nice. I love it paired with the black belt and pencil skirt. Great job.

Mimi said...

Lovely! I like V-necks, and stripes are so in fashion now :)

Lesalicious said...

So love the sweater loving the stripe details you did way cute. Unique so much different then in the magazine.:) thats in a good way. I love taking something from a idea and change it around to make it my own.:)

Cas... said...

Great sweater and fabulous review!

kasizzle said...

I am so in love with this, it's so pretty! You are so talented!

Cathy said...

Wonderful work. I really need to learn to knit.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I'm amazed at how quickly you picked up knitting and made it your own. Since I don't knit well at all, your sweater looks perfect to me! :)

Susan said...

That looks great! The stripes look great and you'll be able to get a lot of use out of this FO.

Tany said...

It looks wonderful and only 11 days to complete it? Wow!

Adrienne said...

OHHH I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Angelia said...

OMG! Its beautiful!!!!

Cheryl Wray said...

This sweater is so pretty!!

Melodye said...

Another Winner!

del said...

You whipped that up FAST. Gorgeous work!

artist1lisa said...

I love your knitting review.This looks fantastic! You got it done so quickly.

Lisette M said...

Very beautiful!