Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year - New Sweater


New Year - New Sweater
Originally uploaded by bethvanduzer

It's a New Year. A New Decade! And that called for - a new sweater!

At the beginning of December I purchased some Pantagonia fabric from Fashion Fabrics Club. I figured it would be warm and as I get older (and I'd like to think because I've lost weight over the past two years) I am actually cold in the winter.

I was amazed by the raveling of this sweater fabric after the initial wash / dry. There was so much raveling! Regular knit doesn't ravel. That was the first sign I was in trouble.

I used The Perfect T-Shirt pattern for the sweater thinking I have sweaters that look like the same shape. Oops - the sweater rib fabric is THICK. Thicker than just straight knit fabric. So the neck biding is out of whack. All user error on my part. I'm hoping a run through the washer and dryer will spring the sweater into better shape.

The sweater is warm and even though it is 100% acrylic it isn't itchy or annoying - a good thing. If I can't fix what I ruined in the neck I'll just wear the sweater over a t-shirt or tank top of some sort.

I am now on the lookout for a pattern that uses sweater rib knit. Anyone have a pattern they recommend for my light blue Pantagonia sweater rib knit?

1 comment:

kleiosbelly said...

Hi Beth,

Glad you decided to join Team UFO 2010 -- it will be fun to check in with each other throughout the year to see how we are doing.

I am impressed that you make clothing! One of my goals is to learn to use paper patterns so I can start making clothing -- I made some pj pants last year and they were surprisingly difficult! I have had better luck with skirts that I draw up myself. I think I need to take a class one day.

Good luck with all your crafting!

Mara

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