I Knit A Sweater!

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Hey, look at me! I knit a sweater! I think I’m starting to get the hang of the whole knitting thing. I started with some lovely variegated wool yarn. I knit the whole thing in the round without a pattern. It was a little nerve-wracking, especially toward the end when it looked like the neckline / shoulder area would not wind up shaped like a human at all, but then it all worked out! It was almost unbelievable.

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back

neckline detail

neckline detail

back neckline

back neckline

increases in the front.  They turned out mostly symmetrical!

increases in the front. They turned out mostly symmetrical!

I love a curved sleeve, so I shaped the elbows slightly.

I love a curved sleeve, so I shaped the elbows slightly.

Now, the real reason that I wanted to learn to knit is that I want a dress like the one below on Michelle Obama. I actually saw this dress in a store and IT HAS NO SEAMS! I think that, after one or 2 more projects, I will be able to tackle trying to make a dress like this for myself.

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10 Comments

  1. Posted October 29, 2014 at 2:05 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Congratulations on your knit!

  2. Posted October 30, 2014 at 6:18 am | Permalink | Reply

    I’m amazed you knitted this without a pattern, it’s really lovely, the colour and stripes of the yarn look very autumnal! I’ve thought about knitting a dress but I’m such a slow knitter it would probably take me a year to finish it!

  3. Regina
    Posted October 30, 2014 at 7:08 am | Permalink | Reply

    Such a lovely sweater!

  4. Shams
    Posted October 30, 2014 at 8:03 am | Permalink | Reply

    Beautiful sweater! I love how you always shoot high. πŸ™‚

  5. Posted October 30, 2014 at 9:43 am | Permalink | Reply

    okay, so you’re not allowed to sew perfect things and also knit perfect things. mainly because the universe will explode. it’s for the good of the universe.

    • Posted October 30, 2014 at 7:37 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I’ll call you the next time I have an existential crisis from feeling like a spoiled, indolent housewife.

  6. Posted October 30, 2014 at 10:07 am | Permalink | Reply

    Whoa. Yeah, I’d say you got the hang of knitting… Cool sweater!

  7. Posted October 31, 2014 at 7:49 am | Permalink | Reply

    Yeah I’d say you got a handle on this one! Great sweater and looking forward to the dress!

  8. Posted October 31, 2014 at 8:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Gorgeous sweater! I so envy your skill as knitting is something I have never been able to do well. You have certainly mastered it and your eye for color is super.

    Doesn’t Michelle look stunning in that dress? Amazing.

  9. Posted November 1, 2014 at 9:59 pm | Permalink | Reply

    What a gorgeous sweater – and the dress is, too.

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