I woke up Saturday morning and grabbed the pink sweater. I had to take out the seams from the previous weekend because well, they sucked.
I thought I would give the mattress stitch one more go and if I couldn’t get it right I would find an alternative.
Well, the seaming fairy must have visited me durning the night because, all of the sudden I was doing the mattress stitch pretty good. In fact, by Saturday afternoon the sweater was fully completed.
Sunday morning. It had a bath.
I never really understood blocking and its importance in how the garment looks and feels, until now.
I was so-so about the sweater piror to blocking. I LOVED it after blocking.
First of, knit picks swish yarn is my new favorite. I honestly don’t want to knit with anything else.
All the sweaters I have made previously have been from acrylic yarns and I will never go back to that.
The yarn is superwash merino wool. It took me about 8 skeins to finish my size of sweater. I was surprised by how light weight it is. Acrylic sweaters are heavy. It’s also crazy soft. I think it like wearing a big pink cloud.
So, now that its done I have my mind thinking up all these crazy ideas for my next sweater. Like maybe one just like this, in black but, the front has a big pink heart on the middle; or maybe a nice cabled cardigan in purple. Hmmm…
Thanks so much for reading,