At long last, I present, my second sweater!!
This is the sweater that made me want to learn to knit, the Cap Sleeve Lattice Top from the Purl Bee. I took some classes about a year and a half ago, and cast this on in July 2013. And then in the fall, I finished knitting, and tried it on. Disaster! I'm sorry I didn't take a photo, but the yoke line basically cut right across my bust, and didn't really look all that great. My lattice portion was pretty uneven, and basically it would have been unwearable.
But desperate times call for desperate measures, and I knew I had to persevere. This pattern is knit from the back, over the shoulders and down the front. I carefully snipped off the lattice at the back, added on in length, re-knit the lattice portion, added the same amount of length to the front, and grafted to my original front. Do not ask me how long this project took, fortunately for my sanity, I don't keep track!
|The front - check out the eyelets at the hem!|
|The back. It's pretty much the same as the front.|
There are things that are not perfect with this top, but I am very happy with my final result none the less. It's wearable, looks how I wanted it to, and is done. Three for three, I say!
The pattern was easy to follow, and the video tutorials on the Purl Bee are short, sweet and to the point. The mattress stitch one was the best I found, it actually made sense!
I haven't started a new project yet, but I think I'm hooked! Back to sewing next time, though!