First Love 05/12/2009
 
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No, this post is not about dreamy fellas and holding hands - I'm talking first sweater girl love.   That's right, the first time I fel in love with a vintage sweater pattern.  Here it is: I loved it from the moment I saw it.  Now, keep in mind that this was also my frist sweater, period, so I was delighted to find a pattern that was essentially stockinette stitch and ribbing, but still had such a stylish design.

Now, of course, being my first sweater it didn't turn out perfectly.  That adorable straight-line yoke in the photo?  It kind of chokes me if I button it up all the way.  And, of course, the first time I attempts to make buttons and button-holes line up, I ended with a slightly less-than-perfect result.  I am a huge fan of the 1/2 length sleeve, so I went ahead and made them a little shorter than the pattern called for.  Even with the problems, I still think it's pretty great for my first attempt at a real live sweater, and I've gotten lots of compliments on the finished produced.

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It's made from Cascade 200, 10% merino wool, so it's back in the Rubbermade container until next winter and I'm eagerly working on some coton beauties so I can keep my motivation up during the hot Southern Summer!


 


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