Finished: A Butterscotch-alicious Jan SweaterWait, my last post was on February 27? How did that happen?! I also noticed I haven't posted anything on Instagram for 3 weeks either. Whoops.
Today I'm finally showing you the finished Jan Sweater from Susan Crawford's A Stitch in Time vol. 2. I meant to post it nearly a month ago but I just kept forgetting to take pictures. I have actually worn it quite a lot already so this is definitely a successful knit!
I really don't have much to say about the process of knitting up the Jan Sweater - I followed the pattern exactly for the smallest size. The pattern is very simple and straightforward.
I only had one small problem that I discovered when sewing up: my sleeve heads where just a bit too short compared to the armholes. I really did not feel like re-knitting them because
The yarn I used is Stylecraft Life 4 ply in Butterscotch. I really really like this color. It's fresh and bright without being "hello I'm over here!" yellow. Now that I have a new job I am able to spent more on better yarns, but I actually liked this yarn and color so much that I purchased some more to knit up a lacy cardigan! I have adjusted my overall excitement about the Stylecraft Life 4 ply yarn though, but that's something I'll explain when I show you my next finished project: the famous Victory Jumper.
I really like this sweater, it's so comfortable and very casual. I love the baggy fit. It's a nice and easy knit - making it perfect for any beginner who wants to knit their first garment. Susan Crawford gives both written instructions as well as a chart for the stitch pattern so you can use whichever you like. One thing I do have to comment on is that the fit of Susan's reproduction seems to be quite different from the original 1930s pattern. But it might just be the original picture that's misleading, which isn't uncommon either. (It seems to be the only pattern in the book though, where the fit of the reproduction looks a bit different from the original. )
I'll be back soon (really, promise!) because I have started sewing again, yay!
Lots of love,